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David Baldacci’s new thriller, The Escape, opens with an inmate making a break from an escape-proof military prison, the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. Baldacci isn’t entirely sure what soldiers stationed at the DB will think of the premise. Read the full interview here.
David Baldacci’s new thriller, “The Escape,” opens with a scene that takes readers from zero to 60 in six pages. Read the full review here.
Ever since his career was launched with “Absolute Power” in 1996, David Baldacci has had to keep up with the latest technology, as well as the changing taste of thriller fans. This means there are times the novelist envies Sue Grafton and her decision to keep all of the Kinsey Milhone mysteries set in the 1980s. Read more here.
“The Escape is a terrific read.” Read the full review here.
David Baldacci is best known for his high-stakes political thrillers, but the #1 New York Times bestselling author has also had a busy year as the editor of this year’s acclaimed ITW anthology, FaceOff, and as one of the highest-profile writers caught in the Amazon/Hachette negotiating feud. Read the interview here.
Taking their cue from the Surrealist parlor game, 15 renowned authors take turns contributing to an original short story.
“Wish You Well,” the movie based on author David Baldacci’s bestselling novel of the same title, will be celebrated with special screenings on October 17 and 19 in Blacksburg, Virginia, near where it was filmed. Read more here.
Children’s books were front and center at this year’s “Discovery” conference held in Crystal City, Va., September 19–21. Booksellers had a chance to meet children’s authors, ranging from Marla Frazee (The Farmer and the Clown, S&S/Beach Lane) to David Baldacci (The Finisher, Scholastic Press) and A.S. King (Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, Little, Brown) at breakfasts and dinners throughout the weekend. Read more here.
The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association held its annual Fall Conference in Arlington, Va., this past weekend, welcoming 166 booksellers and more than 250 authors and publishers, including David Baldacci, who spoke at the author breakfast. Said Baldacci to the booksellers, “If the book industry has a heart, and I think it does, you’re it.” Read more here.