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Douglas Kennedy was born in Manhattan in 1955. His father was a commodities broker and his mother worked at NBC. He was educated at The Collegiate School and graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1976. He also spent a year studying at Trinity College Dublin.

"I was a history major," Kennedy explained. "Retrospectively, I think the history major provides much better training for a novelist. So much of what I do in my own fiction is observational, is looking at behavior. By studying human history you really see how human folly endlessly repeats itself. In my work...in whatever form it takes...I am very much grappling with what it means to be American in this way."

In 1977, he returned to Dublin and started a co-operative theatre company with a friend. This led him to being hired to run the Abbey Theatre's second house, The Peacock. At the age of 28, he resigned from The Peacock to write full time. After several radio plays for the BBC and one stage play - Send Lawyers, Guns and Money, premiered at the Peacock in 1986 - he decided to switch direction and wrote a narrative travel book, Beyond the Pyramids.

This appeared in 1988, the same year that he and his ex wife moved to London. Two more non-fiction titles and a novel, The Dead Heart, followed. Then, in 1997, The Big Picture was published to international acclaim. His subsequent novels include The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship,State of the Union. The Woman in the Fifth and Leaving The World. His work has been translated into twenty-one languages. In April 2007, he was awarded the French decoration, the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In November of 2009 he received the first 'Grand Prix du Figaro', awarded by the newspaper 'Le Figaro'. He has two children, Max and Amelia. He divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin and Maine.

His novel The Dead Heart was the basis of the 1997 film Welcome to Woop Woop. A French film version of his novel, The Big Picture, will be released in 2010, starring Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve, under the title: L'Homme Qui Voulait Vivre Sa Vie. Already published to huge acclaim in Europe - where it was a number one bestseller in France earlier this year - "Leaving the World" will be published in the United States by Atria (a division of Simon and Schuster) in June 2010.

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Total Books: 135
The Blue Hour A Novel
2016 - The Blue Hour a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781451666373
ISBN-10: 1451666373
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1

The Heat of Betrayal
2015 - The Heat of Betrayal (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091953720
ISBN-10: 0091953723
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Five Days
2014 - Five Days (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099509721
ISBN-10: 0099509725
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Five Days A Novel
2013 - Five Days a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781451666335
ISBN-10: 1451666330
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Moment
2012 - The Moment (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099509738
ISBN-10: 0099509733
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Temptation
2012 - Temptation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781451602104
ISBN-10: 1451602103
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

The Moment A Novel
2011 - The Moment a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781451608595
ISBN-10: 1451608594
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Woman in the Fifth
2011 - The Woman in the Fifth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781451602111
ISBN-10: 1451602111
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 5

The Moment
2011 - The Moment (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781439180792
ISBN-10: 1439180792
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Die Liebhaberin
2011 - Die Liebhaberin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453352346
ISBN-10: 3453352343
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State of the Union
2011 - State of the Union (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781451602098
ISBN-10: 145160209X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 5

A Special Relationship
2011 - A Special Relationship (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439199138
ISBN-10: 1439199132
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 11

The Pursuit of Happiness
2010 - The Pursuit of Happiness (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439199121
ISBN-10: 1439199124
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 4

Leaving the World
2010 - Leaving the World (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439180785
ISBN-10: 1439180784
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 18

Aus der Welt
2010 - Aus Der Welt (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783453290464
ISBN-10: 3453290461
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Stochastic Financial Models
2010 - Stochastic Financial Models [Chapman & Hall/CRC Financial Mathematics Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781420093452
ISBN-10: 1420093452
Genres: Business & Money, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Douglas Kennedy Coffret 3 volumes
2008 - Douglas Kennedy Coffret 3 Volumes [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782266187466
ISBN-10: 2266187465
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La femme du Ve
2008 - La Femme Du Ve [The Woman in the Fifth - French Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9782266179768
ISBN-10: 2266179764
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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My Big Book of 5-minute Devotions
2007 - My Big Book of 5-minute Devotions (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780824955564
ISBN-10: 0824955560
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Eine gefhrliche Beziehung
2007 - Eine Gefhrliche Beziehung (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404156207
ISBN-10: 340415620X
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In einer einzigen Nacht
2006 - In Einer Einzigen Nacht (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783453290242
ISBN-10: 3453290240
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2001 - Der Job (Paperback)
Cet Instant-l [French Edition] (Paperback)Audio CD