Olen Steinhauer

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Olen Steinhauer
Olen-Steinhauer2.jpg
Steinhauer at the Budapest Literary Festival in Hungary, June 2010
Born(1970-06-21) June 21, 1970 (age 44)
Baltimore, Maryland
OccupationNovelist
Alma materEmerson College
GenreSpy fiction
Website
http://www.olensteinhauer.com/
 
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Olen Steinhauer
Olen-Steinhauer2.jpg
Steinhauer at the Budapest Literary Festival in Hungary, June 2010
Born(1970-06-21) June 21, 1970 (age 44)
Baltimore, Maryland
OccupationNovelist
Alma materEmerson College
GenreSpy fiction
Website
http://www.olensteinhauer.com/

Olen Steinhauer (born June 21, 1970) is an American writer of spy fiction novels, known for books such as the New York Times Best Seller The Tourist, the Milo Weaver Trilogy and the Yalta Boulevard Sequence.

Early life[edit]

Steinhauer was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, and grew up in Virginia. He attended university at Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and The University of Texas, Austin. He received an MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College in Boston.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

After graduation, Steinhauer received a yearlong Fulbright grant to write a novel in Romania, about their 1989 revolution. It was called Tzara's Monocle, and when he moved to New York City afterward, he used that manuscript to secure a literary agent. However, it was with another book, the historical mystery set in Eastern Europe, The Bridge of Sighs, that Steinhauer first found publication.

His 2009 CIA novel, The Tourist, received positive reviews and is being developed for film by Sony Pictures Entertainment for Doug Liman to direct.[1] A 2010 follow-up, The Nearest Exit was also positively reviewed.[2]

During the winter of 2009-10, Steinhauer was the Picador Guest Professor for Literature[3] at the University of Leipzig's Institute for American Studies in Leipzig, Germany.

Work[edit]

The Yalta Boulevard Sequence[edit]

The Bridge of Sighs was the first in a five-book series of thrillers chronicling the evolution of a fictional Eastern European country situated in the historical location of Ruthenia (now part of the Ukraine) during the Cold War, with one book for each decade. Each book also focuses on a different main character.

The Milo Weaver Trilogy[edit]

Standalone novel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleming, Mike (September 7, 2012). "Sony Acquires Olen Steinhauer Novel ‘The Tourist’ For Doug Liman To Direct". Deadline.com. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Hammer, Joshua (May 13, 2010). "Milo’s People". The New York Times Sunday Book Review. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Picador Guest Professorship for Literature | American Studies Leipzig". Americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  4. ^ "The Tourist, Stephen King: 7 Great Books for Summer". Entertainment Weekly. 
  5. ^ "Hardcover Fiction". The New York Times. 2009-04-05. 

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