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Andrew Coburn (author)

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Occupation  Author
Name  Andrew Coburn
Spouse  Bernadine Casey Coburn

Genre  Fiction
Language  English
Role  Writer
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Books  Goldilocks, La baby-sitter
Nominations  Edgar Award for Best Novel

Andrew Coburn (born May 1, 1932) is an American writer from Exeter, New Hampshire. A New York Times best selling novelist, short-story author, essayist and newspaper reporter and columnist, Coburn is the author of 13 novels which have been translated into over 14 languages throughout the world.

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He is married to Bernadine Casey Coburn, a former journalist and publicist now teaching writing at a women's jail, with whom he has one son and four daughters. They live in Andover, Massachusetts.

Literary career

Coburn's early journalism career included publishing his own newspapers The Journal of Greater Lawrence and Greater Lawrence Today, having begun his career at the Lawrence Eagle Tribune in North Andover, Massachusetts. Many of his articles have been archived at the Lawrence Public Library.

Coburn's most recent project is a novella titled Spouses & Other Crimes, which is a collection of 11 short stories first published in periodicals, literary magazines and online. It was due to be released in October, 2014.

Film adaptations

Three of his novels have been adapted into films.

  • Off Duty (1980) was adapted into the French film Un dimanche de flic by director Michel Vianey.
  • Sweetheart (1985) was adapted into the French film, Toutes peines confondues (1992). The film was distributed worldwide including Germany under the title Sweetheart, and in Italy under the title Marbel. Although first released over two decades ago, Sweetheart remains a popular cult film to this day.
  • Widow's Walk (1994) was adapted into the French classic, Noyade interdite (1997), starring Guy Marchand, for which he was nominated France's national film award, the C├ęsar Award.
  • Awards

  • Eugene Saxton Fellowship, 1965
  • United Press Award (UPI), 1967 (for journalism) Lawrence Eagle Tribune, North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Associated Press Award, (AP), 1968 (for journalism) Lawrence Eagle Tribune, North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Editors' Award for Fiction, "Hearty Women", Fifth Wednesday Journal, 2009
  • Other honors and nominations

  • Awarded an honorary doctor of Letters from Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts, 1987, honoring both his writing career in journalism and as a novelist
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee for Goldilocks, (1989)
  • Nominated for Pushcart Award, 2009, "Hearty Women," 2009
  • Named in Contrary Magazine's 10-year commemorative issue for best short stories for his short story, "Plum Island", 2013
  • References

    Andrew Coburn (author) Wikipedia


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