On Monday, December 5th, at 7 pm, at the Cineteca Milano Arlecchino. Harlan Coben will be receiving the celebrated Brasher Doubloon.
Harlan Coben has a degree in political science and a past as a basketball player. Over the course of his career, he has received the prestigious Anthony Award, for Deal Breaker (1995), and the Edgar Award and Shamus Award for Fade Away (1996). His over thirty novels, translated into forty-five languages, have become bestsellers in the U.S., the U.K., and France, and have sold over seventy-five million copies the world over. His bibliography includes seventeen stand-alone novels, soon to be joined by I Will Find You next year. Eleven of his novels written between 1995 and 2016 make up the series built around the sports agent Myron Bolitar. He has also turned out two spin offs: the Mickey Bolitar Trilogy and Windsor Horne Lockwood III, consisting of just one novel at present: Win (2021). His new Wilde series consists of two: The Boy from the Woods (2020) andThe Match (2022). In addition, in 2016 Coben published the graphic novel The Magical Fantastical Fridge, illustrated by Leah Tinari.
In 2003, the New York Times asked Coben to write a story, an unusual editorial move that had not been seen in many years. So it was that, on June 15th, 2003, his story “The Key to My Father” appeared in the pages of the Times. In 2021, Longanesi published a Coben novel to critical and popular acclaim: Fuga (Run Away, 2019), thus launching the author in its catalogue. This year, Longanesi has brought out Coben’s 2015 The Stranger, on which the Netflix series of the same name is based. Previous novels by Coben, published by Mondadori, include: Non dirlo a nessuno (Tell No One, 2001), Svaniti nel nulla (Gone for Good, 2002), Suburbia Killer (The Innocent, 2005), Estate di morte (The Woods, 2007), and Senza lasciare traccia (Long Lost, 2009).
Coben’s novels are sought after by film and television, their adaptations making successful debuts on both screens, large and small. Tell No One was adapted in France in 2006 by Guillaume Canet, as Ne le dis à personne. The film starring Francois Cluzet and Kristin Scott Thomas won the Prix Lumière and four Césars. As creator and executive producer, Coben has seen many of his films turned into films and series thanks to a record deal with Netflix for fourteen films or series based on his novels: Safe, The Stranger, Stay Close, Hold Tight, The Innocent, and many others.