About the Author: Harlan Coben '84

Harlan Coben '84 (3)
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To learn more about Harlan Coben,
visit www.harlancoben.com. 

Harlan Coben
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Current Home
Ridgewood, NJ

Place of Birth
Newark, NJ

B.A. Amherst College

Why did you choose to come to Amherst
Who remembers? I was young.

Favorite PROFESSOR and favorite CLASS
In no particular order, Gordon Levin and Austin Sarat. I took at least four classes with each and will always be immensely grateful to both.


Awards and Prizes
A few here and there. Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, to name three.

Favorite Book
Whoa, just one? Maybe Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

Favorite Author
Philip Roth

Tips for aspiring writers
What Elmore Leonard said: "Try to cut out all the parts readers normally skip."



Read an article about Harlan Coben in the New York Times