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Edna Buchanan

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist & author

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Edna Buchanan Biography

A native of Paterson, New Jersey, Edna Buchanan announced at age four that she planned to write books when she grew up. She couldn't read yet, but Buchanan was already hooked on stories. Her first job was in a coat factory at age 12, and eventually she and her mother worked together building switchboards at Western Electric. For vacation, they went to Miami Beach, and for Buchanan it was love at first sight.

Her first job in Miami was at a small newspaper where she planned to support herself while writing. She didn't realize that the daily whirlwind of journalism can swallow up one's entire life and leave no time to read a novel, much less write one. At the Miami Beach Daily Sun she covered local politics, courts, and police, interviewed celebrities, took pictures, picked the greyhound races for the sports department, wrote a column, and wrote the letters to the editor when readers did not.

Five years and numerous awards later, she joined the Miami Herald. After a year on general assignment and a year on the criminal court beat, Buchanan suggested that a reporter should visit the police departments, the jail, and the morgue each day. Her editor thought she was volunteering, and to her shock, Buchanan found herself covering the cops. In her years on the police beat she reported more than 5,000 violent deaths, 3,000 of which were homicides. She won the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eye Shade Award for deadline reporting.

1986 was an eventful year for Buchanan: she was the subject of a profile by Calvin Trillin in The New Yorker, won the Pulitzer for her police coverage, and signed a book contract with Random House. The Corpse Had A Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat, followed.

Buchanan took a one-year leave of absence from the Herald in 1988 to write her first novel, Nobody Lives Forever. Published in 1990, the thriller was nominated for an Edgar Award and later became a television movie of the week. The leave stretched out with Never Let Them See You Cry, published by Random House.

Contents Under Pressure was named one of 1992's "best works of crime fiction" by The Los Angeles Times Book Review and one of the year's best mysteries by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Since then, she's written several books, including: Carr: Five Years of Rape and Murder, Contents Under Pressure, Miami It's Murder, Suitable for Framing, Act of Betrayal, Margin of error, Pulse, Garden of Evil, You Only Die Twice, and The Ice Maiden. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies as well, and her writing can be seen in a number of publications, such as Esquire, Time Magazine, and The New York Times.

Her 15th and latest novel, Cold Case Squad, was released in June 2004, simultaneous with a new, updated version of The Corpse Had A Familiar Face.

Her books have been published in England, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Poland, and other countries, and in 2001, Buchanan won the George Polk career award for being one of "the most prized and meaningful in journalism.

Books
A Dark and Lonely Place

A Dark and Lonely Place

Legally Dead: A Novel

Legally Dead: A Novel

The Corpse Had a Familiar Face

The Corpse Had a Familiar Face

Love Kills: A Britt Montero Novel (Britt Montero Mysteries)

Love Kills: A Britt Montero Novel (Britt Montero Mysteries)

Cold Case Squad

Cold Case Squad

The Ice Maiden: A Britt Montero Mystery (Britt Montero Mysteries)

The Ice Maiden: A Britt Montero Mystery (Britt Montero Mysteries)

Speaking Topics
  • An Evening with Edna Buchanan

  • America's Hottest Beat: Policing the Streets of Miami

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Edna Buchanan Biography

A native of Paterson, New Jersey, Edna Buchanan announced at age four that she planned to write books when she grew up. She couldn't read yet, but Buchanan was already hooked on stories. Her first job was in a coat factory at age 12, and eventually she and her mother worked together building switchboards at Western Electric. For vacation, they went to Miami Beach, and for Buchanan it was love at first sight.

Her first job in Miami was at a small newspaper where she planned to support herself while writing. She didn't realize that the daily whirlwind of journalism can swallow up one's entire life and leave no time to read a novel, much less write one. At the Miami Beach Daily Sun she covered local politics, courts, and police, interviewed celebrities, took pictures, picked the greyhound races for the sports department, wrote a column, and wrote the letters to the editor when readers did not.

Five years and numerous awards later, she joined the Miami Herald. After a year on general assignment and a year on the criminal court beat, Buchanan suggested that a reporter should visit the police departments, the jail, and the morgue each day. Her editor thought she was volunteering, and to her shock, Buchanan found herself covering the cops. In her years on the police beat she reported more than 5,000 violent deaths, 3,000 of which were homicides. She won the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eye Shade Award for deadline reporting.

1986 was an eventful year for Buchanan: she was the subject of a profile by Calvin Trillin in The New Yorker, won the Pulitzer for her police coverage, and signed a book contract with Random House. The Corpse Had A Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat, followed.

Buchanan took a one-year leave of absence from the Herald in 1988 to write her first novel, Nobody Lives Forever. Published in 1990, the thriller was nominated for an Edgar Award and later became a television movie of the week. The leave stretched out with Never Let Them See You Cry, published by Random House.

Contents Under Pressure was named one of 1992's "best works of crime fiction" by The Los Angeles Times Book Review and one of the year's best mysteries by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Since then, she's written several books, including: Carr: Five Years of Rape and Murder, Contents Under Pressure, Miami It's Murder, Suitable for Framing, Act of Betrayal, Margin of error, Pulse, Garden of Evil, You Only Die Twice, and The Ice Maiden. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies as well, and her writing can be seen in a number of publications, such as Esquire, Time Magazine, and The New York Times.

Her 15th and latest novel, Cold Case Squad, was released in June 2004, simultaneous with a new, updated version of The Corpse Had A Familiar Face.

Her books have been published in England, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Poland, and other countries, and in 2001, Buchanan won the George Polk career award for being one of "the most prized and meaningful in journalism.

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Edna Buchanan Speaking Topics

  • An Evening with Edna Buchanan

  • America's Hottest Beat: Policing the Streets of Miami

FAQs on booking Edna Buchanan

  • How to book Edna Buchanan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Edna Buchanan for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Edna Buchanan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Edna Buchanan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Edna Buchanan?

    Booking fees for Edna Buchanan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Edna Buchanan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Edna Buchanan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Edna Buchanan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Edna Buchanan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Edna Buchanan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Edna Buchanan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Edna Buchanan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as An Evening with Edna Buchanan and America's Hottest Beat: Policing the Streets of Miami. The estimated speaking fee range to book Edna Buchanan for your event is available upon request. Edna Buchanan generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ceci Connolly, Amy DuBois Barnett, Laura Sessions Stepp, Connie Schultz and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Edna Buchanan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • America's Hottest Beat: Policing the Streets of Miami

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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