Roger Hobbs is a professional writer who lives with his girlfriend in Portland, Oregon.
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 / Random House at 23. By 24 he was an 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. La Republica called it "one of the best noirs of the last generation."
At Reed, Roger majored in English. He studied film noir, literary theory and ancient languages. His thesis, The Eye that Sees and the Voice that Speaks: Narrative in the Mysteries of Edgar Allan Poe, focused on creating a working theory for building and maintaining suspense. You can read the first chapter of his thesis here.
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. For publicity requests, contact Gabrielle Brooks at Knopf Publicity.