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American Fiction Writer Known for "The Name Of Honor," "Eclipse," "The Spire" & "Exile"

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Richard North Patterson graduated in 1968 from Ohio Wesleyan University and has been awarded that school’s Distinguished Achievement Citation and his national fraternity’s Alumni Achievement Award. He is a 1971 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law, and a recipient of that University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Alumni and its President’s Award for Excellence. He has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio; a trial attorney for the Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco; and was the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate Special Prosecutor. More recently, Mr. Patterson was a partner in the San Francisco office of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, now Bingham-McCutchen. In 1993, he retired from the practice of law to devote himself to writing.

He has served on the boards of his undergraduate and law schools, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, PEN Center West, and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and was Chairman of Common Cause, the grassroots citizens lobby founded by John Gardner. He now serves on the Advisory Council of J Street, the pro-Israel, pro-peace advocacy group.

Mr. Patterson studied fiction writing with Jesse Hill Ford at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; his first short story was published in The Atlantic Monthly; and his first novel, The Lasko Tangent, won an Edgar Allen Poe Award in 1979. Between 1981 and 1985, he published The Outside Man, Escape the Night, and Private Screening, which made the New York Times bestseller list in 1994. His first novel in eight years, Degree of Guilt (1993), and Eyes of A Child (1995), were combined into a mini-series by NBC TV. Both were international bestsellers, and Degree of Guilt was awarded the French Grand Prix de Litterateur Policiere in 1995. The Final Judgment (1995), Silent Witness (1997), No Safe Place (1998), and Dark Lady (1999) all became immediate international bestsellers, and in 2011 Silent Witness became a feature film on TNT. Protect and Defend (2000), about the controversial nomination of the first woman to be Chief Justice, and her entanglement in an incendiary lawsuit regarding late-term abortion and parental consent, received a Maggie Award from Planned Parenthood for its treatment of issues regarding reproductive rights.

Balance of Power (2003), confronted one of America’s most divisive political and social issues—gun violence—and was selected by USA Today as its book of the month selection for November. Conviction (2005) focused on the law and politics of capital punishment. Exile (2007) dealt with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was nominated for South Africa’s leading literary award. The Race (2007) concerned a dramatic campaign for President, and Eclipse (2009) dealt with human rights, Africa, and the geopolitics of oil. The Spire (2009), was a novel of psychological suspense, and In the Name of Honor (2010), portrays a military court martial for murder, and a legal defense based on PTSD. The Devil’s Light (2011) is an exhaustively researched depiction of the world of espionage and the potential for nuclear terrorism, focused on an Al Qaeda plot to steal a nuclear bomb from Pakistan in order to destroy a major western city.

Mr. Patterson’s twenty-first novel, Loss of Innocence (2013), a family drama set on Martha’s Vineyard in 1968, is the prequel to Fall From Grace (2012) which was his sixteenth New York Times bestseller. Loss of Innocence is the second part of a trilogy, to be followed by Eden In Winter (2014).

Mr. Patterson has appeared on such shows as “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “The CBS Morning Show,” “Inside Politics,” “Washington Journal,” “Buchanan and Press,” “Greta Van Susteren,” “Fox and Friends,” and “Hardball.” His articles on politics, literature, law, and foreign policy have been published in the London Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, FoxNews.com, and the San Jose Mercury News.A frequent speaker on political, geopolitical, legal, and social issues, in 2004 Mr. Patterson spoke at Washington, D.C. rallies in support of reproductive rights, and against gun violence, and has spoken about the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma at such forums as the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and the World Affairs Council in Dallas. His papers are collected by Boston University. In 2012, Mr. Patterson received the Silver Bullet Award from the International Thriller Writers Association for his contributions to the wider community.

Mr. Patterson lives on Martha’s Vineyard, San Francisco and Cabo San Lucas with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

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The Lasko Tangent: A Novel

The Lasko Tangent: A Novel

Loss of Innocence

Loss of Innocence

Fall from Grace: A Novel

Fall from Grace: A Novel

The Final Judgment

The Final Judgment

Eclipse (Spanish Edition)

Eclipse (Spanish Edition)

In the Name of Honor

In the Name of Honor

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Richard North Patterson

American Fiction Writer Known for "The Name Of Honor," "Eclipse," "The Spire" & "Exile"

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Richard North Patterson Biography

Richard North Patterson graduated in 1968 from Ohio Wesleyan University and has been awarded that school’s Distinguished Achievement Citation and his national fraternity’s Alumni Achievement Award. He is a 1971 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law, and a recipient of that University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Alumni and its President’s Award for Excellence. He has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio; a trial attorney for the Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco; and was the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate Special Prosecutor. More recently, Mr. Patterson was a partner in the San Francisco office of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, now Bingham-McCutchen. In 1993, he retired from the practice of law to devote himself to writing.

He has served on the boards of his undergraduate and law schools, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, PEN Center West, and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and was Chairman of Common Cause, the grassroots citizens lobby founded by John Gardner. He now serves on the Advisory Council of J Street, the pro-Israel, pro-peace advocacy group.

Mr. Patterson studied fiction writing with Jesse Hill Ford at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; his first short story was published in The Atlantic Monthly; and his first novel, The Lasko Tangent, won an Edgar Allen Poe Award in 1979. Between 1981 and 1985, he published The Outside Man, Escape the Night, and Private Screening, which made the New York Times bestseller list in 1994. His first novel in eight years, Degree of Guilt (1993), and Eyes of A Child (1995), were combined into a mini-series by NBC TV. Both were international bestsellers, and Degree of Guilt was awarded the French Grand Prix de Litterateur Policiere in 1995. The Final Judgment (1995), Silent Witness (1997), No Safe Place (1998), and Dark Lady (1999) all became immediate international bestsellers, and in 2011 Silent Witness became a feature film on TNT. Protect and Defend (2000), about the controversial nomination of the first woman to be Chief Justice, and her entanglement in an incendiary lawsuit regarding late-term abortion and parental consent, received a Maggie Award from Planned Parenthood for its treatment of issues regarding reproductive rights.

Balance of Power (2003), confronted one of America’s most divisive political and social issues—gun violence—and was selected by USA Today as its book of the month selection for November. Conviction (2005) focused on the law and politics of capital punishment. Exile (2007) dealt with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was nominated for South Africa’s leading literary award. The Race (2007) concerned a dramatic campaign for President, and Eclipse (2009) dealt with human rights, Africa, and the geopolitics of oil. The Spire (2009), was a novel of psychological suspense, and In the Name of Honor (2010), portrays a military court martial for murder, and a legal defense based on PTSD. The Devil’s Light (2011) is an exhaustively researched depiction of the world of espionage and the potential for nuclear terrorism, focused on an Al Qaeda plot to steal a nuclear bomb from Pakistan in order to destroy a major western city.

Mr. Patterson’s twenty-first novel, Loss of Innocence (2013), a family drama set on Martha’s Vineyard in 1968, is the prequel to Fall From Grace (2012) which was his sixteenth New York Times bestseller. Loss of Innocence is the second part of a trilogy, to be followed by Eden In Winter (2014).

Mr. Patterson has appeared on such shows as “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “The CBS Morning Show,” “Inside Politics,” “Washington Journal,” “Buchanan and Press,” “Greta Van Susteren,” “Fox and Friends,” and “Hardball.” His articles on politics, literature, law, and foreign policy have been published in the London Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, FoxNews.com, and the San Jose Mercury News.A frequent speaker on political, geopolitical, legal, and social issues, in 2004 Mr. Patterson spoke at Washington, D.C. rallies in support of reproductive rights, and against gun violence, and has spoken about the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma at such forums as the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and the World Affairs Council in Dallas. His papers are collected by Boston University. In 2012, Mr. Patterson received the Silver Bullet Award from the International Thriller Writers Association for his contributions to the wider community.

Mr. Patterson lives on Martha’s Vineyard, San Francisco and Cabo San Lucas with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

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  • How much does it cost to book Richard North Patterson?

    Booking fees for Richard North Patterson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Richard North Patterson, 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 Richard North Patterson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard North Patterson 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 Richard North Patterson 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 Richard North Patterson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard North Patterson 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.

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