James Patterson


JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the Edgar™ Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK.

Author Lives In: USA

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Read an exclusive sneak peek of James Patterson's upcoming thriller PRIVATE SYDNEY before it hits stores in August. The world's bestselling thriller writer teams up with Australia's bestselling crime writer, Kathryn Fox for the latest action-packed instalment of the PRIVATE series.

James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author, is giving bookstores in New Zealand and Australia up to $5000 each to spend on initiatives to get children reading. The total prize pool available is $100,000.

Books by James Patterson