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New York Times Bestselling Author & Spy Novelist

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 Daniel Silva Biography

He has been called his generation’s finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: these are the words that have been used to describe the work of award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva.

Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his electrifying bestselling debut, The Unlikely Spy, a novel of love and deception set around the Allied invasion of France in World War II. His second and third novels, The Mark of the Assassin and The Marching Season, were also instant New York Times bestsellers and starred two of Silva’s most memorable characters: CIA officer Michael Osbourne and international hit man Jean-Paul Delaroche. But it was Silva’s fourth novel, The Kill Artist, which would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and compelling in contemporary fiction, the art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon, and though Silva did not realize it at the time, Gabriel’s adventures had only just begun. Gabriel Allon appears in Silva’s next twelve novels, each one more successful than the last: The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, and Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, and The English Girl.

Silva knew from a very early age that he wanted to become a writer, but his first profession would be journalism. Born in Michigan, raised and educated in California, he was pursuing a master’s degree in international relations when he received a temporary job offer from United Press International to help cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Later that year Silva abandoned his studies and joined UPI fulltime, working first in San Francisco, then on the foreign desk in Washington, and finally as Middle East correspondent in Cairo and the Persian Gulf. In 1987, while covering the Iran-Iraq war, he met NBC Today National Correspondent Jamie Gangel and they were married later that year. Silva returned to Washington and went to work for CNN and became Executive Producer of its talk show unit including shows like Crossfire, Capital Gang and Reliable Sources.

In 1995 he confessed to Jamie that his true ambition was to be a novelist. With her support and encouragement he secretly began work on the manuscript that would eventually become the instant bestseller The Unlikely Spy. He left CNN in 1997 after the book’s successful publication and began writing full time. Since then all of Silva’s books have been New York Times and international bestsellers. His books have been translated in to more than 30 languages and are published around the world. He is currently at work on a new novel and warmly thanks all those friends and loyal readers who have helped to make his books such an amazing success.

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The Other Woman: A Novel (Gabriel Allon)

The Other Woman: A Novel (Gabriel Allon)

House of Spies (Gabriel Allon)

House of Spies (Gabriel Allon)

The English Spy (Gabriel Allon)

The English Spy (Gabriel Allon)

The English Girl: A Novel (Gabriel Allon)

The English Girl: A Novel (Gabriel Allon)

The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon)

The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon)

The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)

The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)

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  • An Evening with Espionage Author Daniel Silva

  • The Undercover Life of an Espionage Writer

  • Where Do You Get Your Ideas? I Could Tell You but Then I'd Have to Kill You

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Daniel Silva

New York Times Bestselling Author & Spy Novelist

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Daniel Silva Biography

He has been called his generation’s finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: these are the words that have been used to describe the work of award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva.

Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his electrifying bestselling debut, The Unlikely Spy, a novel of love and deception set around the Allied invasion of France in World War II. His second and third novels, The Mark of the Assassin and The Marching Season, were also instant New York Times bestsellers and starred two of Silva’s most memorable characters: CIA officer Michael Osbourne and international hit man Jean-Paul Delaroche. But it was Silva’s fourth novel, The Kill Artist, which would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and compelling in contemporary fiction, the art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon, and though Silva did not realize it at the time, Gabriel’s adventures had only just begun. Gabriel Allon appears in Silva’s next twelve novels, each one more successful than the last: The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, and Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, and The English Girl.

Silva knew from a very early age that he wanted to become a writer, but his first profession would be journalism. Born in Michigan, raised and educated in California, he was pursuing a master’s degree in international relations when he received a temporary job offer from United Press International to help cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Later that year Silva abandoned his studies and joined UPI fulltime, working first in San Francisco, then on the foreign desk in Washington, and finally as Middle East correspondent in Cairo and the Persian Gulf. In 1987, while covering the Iran-Iraq war, he met NBC Today National Correspondent Jamie Gangel and they were married later that year. Silva returned to Washington and went to work for CNN and became Executive Producer of its talk show unit including shows like Crossfire, Capital Gang and Reliable Sources.

In 1995 he confessed to Jamie that his true ambition was to be a novelist. With her support and encouragement he secretly began work on the manuscript that would eventually become the instant bestseller The Unlikely Spy. He left CNN in 1997 after the book’s successful publication and began writing full time. Since then all of Silva’s books have been New York Times and international bestsellers. His books have been translated in to more than 30 languages and are published around the world. He is currently at work on a new novel and warmly thanks all those friends and loyal readers who have helped to make his books such an amazing success.

Daniel Silva Videos

  • Author Daniel Silva new book "The Other Woman" - YouTube
    Daniel Silva is an award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author who is best known for his long-running thriller series starring spy and ...
  • Author Daniel Silva's new book "House of Spies" - YouTube
    1 New York Times Bestselling Author Daniel Silva talks about his latest book, House of Spies. The master storyteller takes on global war on ...
  • Daniel Silva Talks About 'House Of Spies' And Upcoming TV Series ...
    Author Daniel Silva visits TODAY to talk about “House of Spies,” his 17th thriller featuring Israeli spymaster Gabriel Allon, saying, “I try to...

Daniel Silva Books

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Daniel Silva Speaking Topics

  • An Evening with Espionage Author Daniel Silva

  • The Undercover Life of an Espionage Writer

  • Where Do You Get Your Ideas? I Could Tell You but Then I'd Have to Kill You

FAQs on booking Daniel Silva

  • How to book Daniel Silva?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Daniel Silva for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for Daniel Silva, 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 Daniel Silva or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Daniel Silva?

    Booking fees for Daniel Silva, 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 Daniel Silva, 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 Daniel Silva?

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

Daniel Silva is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Daniel Silva for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Daniel Silva generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Seymour Hersh, Roya Hakakian, Robert D. Kaplan, Asra Nomani and Rami George Khouri. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Daniel Silva for an upcoming event.

Daniel Silva Speaker Videos

  • Author Daniel Silva new book "The Other Woman" - YouTube
    Daniel Silva is an award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author who is best known for his long-running thriller series starring spy and ...
    Author Daniel Silva's new book "House of Spies" - YouTube
    1 New York Times Bestselling Author Daniel Silva talks about his latest book, House of Spies. The master storyteller takes on global war on ...
  • Daniel Silva Talks About 'House Of Spies' And Upcoming TV Series ...
    Author Daniel Silva visits TODAY to talk about “House of Spies,” his 17th thriller featuring Israeli spymaster Gabriel Allon, saying, “I try to thread ...

Daniel Silva Speaking Topics

  • An Evening with Espionage Author Daniel Silva

  • The Undercover Life of an Espionage Writer

  • Where Do You Get Your Ideas? I Could Tell You but Then I'd Have to Kill You

Daniel Silva News

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