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The Jack Reacher author on evolution, writing technique and why he always checks his boots for scorpions, as we discuss five books that have shaped his life.
With two silver-screen adaptions, over 100 million copies of his books in print and a TV series on the cards, Jack Reacher - Lee Child’s modern-day knight - is a sensation. Caroline Sanderson talks to the author about his latest novel and plans for the franchise.
Now a major film starring Tom Cruise, read the opening chapters of Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel Never Go Back
Ever wondered what makes Lee Child's protagonist tick? He's a hard man to understand, giving nothing away - but there's a drive behind everything he does...
Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Lee is the recipient of many awards, most recently Author of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. He was appointed CBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours.
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