Lee Child

Lee Child

Lee Child

Lee Child

Lee Child

b. 1954

Born James Dover Grant, Lee Child is his pen name, based on a family joke and the nickname for his daughter. He is known for his Jack Reacher books and though he is British, the books are firmly written in an American format and style.


Lee Child
British thriller writer (born 1954)

James Dover Grant, primarily known by his pen name Lee Child, is a British author who writes thriller novels, and is best known for his Jack Reacher novel series. The books follow the adventures of a former American military policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States. His first novel, Killing Floor (1997), won both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel.

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Timeline for Lee Child

1954

Lee Child born.

1958

Moved to Birmingham

1965

Went to King Edward's School, Birmingham

1974

Studied law at the University of Sheffield

1975

Married his wife Jane

1977

Joined Granada television

1997

Left Granada Television
Killing Floor

1998

Moved to the USA
Die Trying

1999

Tripwire

2003

Persuader

2004

The Enemy

2005

One Shot

2008

Visiting professor at the University of Sheffield
Nothing to Lose

2009

Funded 52 Jack Reacher scholoarships at the University of Sheffield
Elected president of the mystery Writers of America
Gone Tomorrow

2011

The Affair

2014

Personal

2015

Make Me

2018

Past Tense

2019

Blue Moon

2020

Announced his retirement from writing Jack Reacher books - passing them to his brother who would wirte as Andrew Child
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