Crime Fiction Academy Master Class: Joseph Finder
Thursday November 5, 2015
Joseph Finder is one of those rare crime fiction writers, not just successful but a top-notch writer. A summa cum laude grad from Yale (yeah, he's a smart guy), two of his knockout novels have become major films, "Paranoia," with Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, and "High Crimes," with Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. His most recent novel "The Fixer" has gotten raves from The New York Times, Booklist and Library Journal, among others. Finder told us how he balances the writing of his amazing novels with the non fiction pieces about espionage and international affairs for such publications as The New York Times and the Washington Post, and more.
About The Fixer
In The Fixer, Rick Hoffman has just lost his job and his apartment. His only option is to move back into—and renovate—the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since his father’s stroke. Rick’s father Lenny is still alive, but might as well be dead. Paralyzed by stroke and completely unable to communicate, comprehend, or care for himself, Lenny has been parked in a nursing home for almost two decades.
When Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery that puts his life in peril. It also irrevocably changes everything he thought he knew about his father.
Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven suspense novels, including Paranoia, the basis for the Harrison Ford/Gary Oldman movie; and High Crimes, the basis for the Morgan Freeman/Ashley Judd movie. His novels have also won several awards, including the Strand Magazine Critics Award for best novel and the International Thriller Writers Award for best hardcover novel. His latest novel, The Fixer (Dutton), was published in June 2015. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, he is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Russian Research Center and lives with his family in Boston.