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Lawrence Block

American writer

1938   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Antioch University, Antioch College
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter
award received: Edgar Awards, Nero Award, Cartier Diamond Dagger, Maltese Falcon Award, Shamus Award
influenced by: Dashiell Hammett

Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York-set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994.
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