David Baldacci: a master storyteller with 30 novels to date

To celebrate the release of David Baldacci’s latest novel The Guilty, we find out more about the American thriller writer whose 30 adult novels have sold sold more than 110 million copies in more than 80 countries worldwide. Learn which of the author’s books are his personal favourites and find out what it takes to master the depth of research that sets his works apart from the competition.

The Guilty: Delving Deep Into the Assassin’s Story

International bestselling author of more than thirty novels. An insatiable appetite for storytelling. Advocate for literacy. On all accounts, David Baldacci is guilty as charged. Read Dawn Ius’ full interview here.

Review of the Week: The Guilty

“With fully-realized character arcs and a twist-laden plot that would make Hitchcock proud, Baldacci’s latest is a fantastic thrill-ride for series fans and newcomers alike,” says The Strand magazine. Read the full review here.

David Baldacci’s Never-Ending Love of Writing

In town for a book signing of The Keeper at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois, David sat down with Elysabeth Alfano in the WGN Radio studios for the most recent episode of her podcast, The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano. Read more and listen to the podcast here.

David Baldacci will open Bookmarks Festival Sept. 10

David Baldacci will give the keynote speech Thursday night at Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem to open the 11th Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors. It will be followed by a Q&A and a book-signing. Read more here.

New Literary Award Established in Honor of Mark Twain

Mark Twain was honored during his lifetime by receiving an honorary master’s degree from Yale University and three honorary doctorates. Now a new literary award has been established in his honor – The  Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award. Read more here.

Wish You Well Movie to be Released on DVD/VOD on June 2!

Wish You Well will be released on DVD and VOD on Tuesday, June 2. In celebration of its release, Wish You Well will be screened that evening at four theaters across Virginia: The Grandin Theatre (Roanoke), Westlake Cinema (Hardy), The Byrd Theatre (Richmond) and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Ashburn). All screenings will begin at 7:00 p.m.; doors will open at 6:00 p.m. A Q&A session with writer/producer David Baldacci and producer Sara Elizabeth Timmins will follow the Roanoke screening; a Q&A with actor JP Vanderloo will follow the Ashburn screening. Seating is limited; tickets can be purchased in advance here. The first 30 people to arrive at each theater will receive a Wish You Well poster.

Filmed entirely on location in Giles County, Va., Wish You Well was adapted from David Baldacci’s bestselling novel of the same title. The film stars Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Interstellar), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga, Interstellar), and Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama). It was directed by Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records) and produced by Sara Elizabeth Timmins of Life Out Loud Films, David Baldacci, and Karen Spiegel of Copper Beech Productions.

Wish You Well will be released in the United States on DVD and VOD by Entertainment One Ltd. Mission Pictures will distribute the film internationally.

Book review (Fiction): Memory Man

Baldacci’s novels always have an emotional component, whether it’s love of family, say, or love of one’s country. But “Memory Man” stands out among his thrillers for its deeply felt — and earned — sense of catharsis and healing. Read the full review here.