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Philip Kerr

Name  Philip Kerr
Role  Author

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Awards  CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award
Nominations  Edgar Award for Best Novel
Books  March Violets, Berlin noir, Prague Fatale, A German Requiem, The Pale Criminal

Education  University of Birmingham

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Philip Kerr is a British author.

Kerr was educated at a grammar school in Northampton. He studied at the University of Birmingham from 1974 to 1980, gaining a master's degree in law and philosophy. Kerr worked as an advertising copywriter for Saatchi and Saatchi before becoming a full-time writer in 1989. A writer of both adult fiction and non-fiction, he is known for the Bernie Gunther series of historical thrillers set in Germany and elsewhere during the 1930s, the Second World War and the Cold War. He has also written children's books under the name P. B. Kerr, including the Children of the Lamp series.

Kerr has written for The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and the New Statesman. He is married to fellow novelist Jane Thynne; the two live in Wimbledon, London, and have three children.

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Awards and honours

In 1993, Kerr was named in Granta's list of Best Young British Novelists. In 2009, If the Dead Rise Not won the world's most lucrative crime fiction award, the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing worth €125,000. The book also won the British Crime Writers' Association's Ellis Peters Historic Crime Award that same year.

Bernie Gunther

  • "Berlin Noir" "Bernie Gunther" trilogy, republished 1993 by Penguin Books in one volume. ISBN 978-0-14-023170-0.
  • March Violets. London: Viking, 1989. ISBN 0-670-82431-3, set in 1936
  • The Pale Criminal. London: Viking, 1990. ISBN 0-670-82433-X, set in 1938
  • A German Requiem. London: Viking, 1991. ISBN 0-670-83516-1, set in 1947–48
  • Later "Bernie Gunther" novels
  • The One From the Other. New York: Putnam, 2006. ISBN 978-0-399-15299-3, set in 1949
  • A Quiet Flame. London: Quercus, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84724-356-0, set in 1950
  • If The Dead Rise Not. London: Quercus, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84724-942-5, set in 1934 and 1954
  • Field Grey. London: Quercus, 2010. ISBN 978-1-84916-412-2, set in 1954 with flashbacks over 20 years
  • Prague Fatale. London: Quercus, 2011 ISBN 978-1-84916-415-3, set in 1941
  • A Man Without Breath. London: Quercus, 2013. ISBN 978-1-78087-624-5, set in 1943
  • The Lady From Zagreb. London: Quercus, 2015. ISBN 978-1-78206-582-1, set in 1942-3, with framing scenes in 1956.
  • The Other Side of Silence. London: Quercus, 2016. ISBN 978-1-78429-514-1, set in 1956
  • Prussian Blue. London: Quercus, 2017. ISBN 978-1-78429-648-3, set in 1939, with framing scenes in 1956
  • Greeks Bearing Gifts. London: Quercus, 2018. ISBN 978-1-78429-652-0
  • Scott Manson novels

  • January Window. London: Head of Zeus, October 23, 2014. ISBN 1784082538 ISBN 978-1784082536 ASIN: B00KX96D3G
  • Hand of God. London: Head of Zeus, June 4, 2015. ASIN: B00PULYUSW
  • False Nine. London: Head of Zeus, November 5, 2015. ASIN: B00UVK10AS
  • Stand alone novels

  • A Philosophical Investigation. London: Chatto & Windus, 1992. ISBN 0-7011-4553-6
  • Dead Meat. London: Chatto & Windus, 1993. ISBN 0-7011-4703-2
  • Gridiron (vt US The Grid). London: Chatto & Windus, 1995. ISBN 0-7011-6248-1
  • Esau. London: Chatto & Windus, 1996. ISBN 0-7011-6281-3
  • A Five Year Plan. London: Hutchinson, 1997. ISBN 0-09-180165-6
  • The Second Angel. London: Orion, 1998. ISBN 0-7528-1443-5
  • The Shot. London: Orion, 1999. ISBN 0-7528-1444-3
  • Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton. New York: Crown, 2002. ISBN 0-609-60981-5
  • Hitler's Peace. New York: Marian Wood, 2005. ISBN 0-399-15269-5
  • Prayer. London: Quercus, 2013. ISBN 978-1782-06573-9
  • The Winter Horses. New York: Knopf, 2014. ISBN 978-0-385-75543-6
  • Research. London: Quercus, 2014. ISBN 978-1782-06577-7
  • Non fiction

  • The Penguin Book of Lies. 1991;1996
  • The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy. 1992;1993
  • Children of the Lamp

  • The Akhenaten Adventure. London: Scholastic Press, 2004. ISBN 0-439-96365-6
  • The Blue Djinn of Babylon. London: Scholastic Press, 2005. ISBN 0-439-95950-0
  • The Cobra King of Kathmandu. London: Scholastic Press, 2006. ISBN 0-439-95958-6
  • The Day of the Djinn Warriors. London: Scholastic Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4071-0365-5
  • The Eye of the Forest. London: Scholastic Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-439-93215-8
  • The Five Fakirs of Faizabad. London: Scholastic Press, 2010.
  • The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan. London: Scholastic Press, 2011.
  • Stand alone fiction

  • One Small Step. London: Simon & Schuster, 2008 (paper). ISBN 978-1-84738-300-6
  • The Most Frightening Story Ever Told. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. ISBN 978-0-553-52209-9
  • References

    Philip Kerr Wikipedia

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