Roger John Hobbs

CRIMINAL AUTHOR

WINNER OF THE CWA DAGGER

NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR, BARRY, AND STRAND CRITICS AWARDS

  Roger Hobbs is a crime writer. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

 

  Roger started writing very young. His first play was produced when he was 19. He was writing for The New York Times at 20. He signed his first movie deal at 21, graduated Reed College at 22, and signed a book deal with Knopf at 23. By 24 he was an award-winning international bestseller.

  His first book, GHOSTMAN, was written during his senior year of college. The manuscript was sent off on the day he graduated​. It has since sold in more than twenty countries around the world and climbed numerous bestseller lists. In 2013 it went on to win the coveted CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller and was nominated for the John Creasey Dagger for Best Debut Novel. In 2014 it was nominated for the presitgious Edgar Award for Best First Novel and Barry Award for Best ThrillerBooklist called it "a triumph on every level."

  He is currently working on a sequel.



  At Reed, Roger majored in English. He studied film noir, literary theory and ancient languages. He wrote his thesis on the early mystery stories of Edgar Allan Poe, in an attempt to create a theoretical model for understanding suspense.



  In New York, his literary agent is Nat Sobel of Sobel Weber Associates. In Los Angeles, his film agent is Joel Gotler at Intellectual Property Group. Website photos by Linus Sundahl-Djerf.