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Robert Crais

Novelist, screenwriter

1953   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Louisiana State University
occupation: screenwriter, writer, novelist
award received: Anthony Award, Shamus Award, Gumshoe Awards, Dilys Award, Barry Award, Edgar Awards
www.robertcrais.com

Robert Crais (pronounced /kreɪs/) (born June 20, 1953) is an American author of detective fiction. Crais began his career writing scripts for television shows such as Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, Quincy, Miami Vice and L.A. Law. His writing is influenced by Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ernest Hemingway, Robert B. Parker and John Steinbeck. Crais has won numerous awards for his crime novels. Lee Child has cited him in interviews as one of his favourite American crime writers. The novels of Robert Crais have been published in 62 countries and are bestsellers around the world. Robert Crais received the Ross Macdonald Literary Award in 2006 and was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2014.
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