Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award - the first author to win all three -- New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben's critically-acclaimed novels have been called “poignant and insightful” (Los Angeles Times), “consistently entertaining” (Houston Chronicle), “superb” (Chicago Tribune) and “must reading“ (Philadelphia Inquirer). His most recent novels, TELL NO ONE and GONE FOR GOOD are international bestsellers, appearing on the New York Times, London Times, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Booksense and many others. His novels have been People magazine Page-Turners of the Week and a Publishers Weekly Best of the Year pick. Harlan's books are published in more than twenty-two languages.
Since his critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series debuted in 1995, Harlan Coben has won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award, was nominated in 2002 for another Edgar. Harlan also won the Anthony Award at the World Mystery Conference, was nominated for another Anthony Award, won the Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America, was nominated for another Shamus, and was twice nominated for the Dilys Award by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. His novel ONE FALSE MOVE earned him the prestigious “Fresh Talent Award”, given annually by Great Britain's largest bookstore chain, W.H. Smith. His short story A Simple Philosophy was nominated in 1999 for the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, and the Agatha Award. TELL NO ONE has been nominated for an Edgar, a Macavity, an Anthony and a Barry Award.
After graduating from Amherst College as political science major, Harlan worked in the travel industry.