- Full Name:
- Greg Iles
- Place of Residence:
- Natchez, Mississippi
- Stuttgart, Germany
- Birth date:
- Author Biography: Greg Iles was born in Germany, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. His first novel, SPANDAU PHOENIX, a thriller about Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess, was published in 1992 and became a New York Times bestseller.
BLACK CROSS is a thriller set during the Holocaust in Germany, was awarded the Mississippi Author's Award for Fiction. Previous winners include Richard Ford and Donna Tartt. Stephen King compared Iles's writing to the early Leon Uris. The book also received the Bertelsmann award for new fiction, after Iles was nominated for the prize by John Grisham.
MORTAL FEAR is a psychosexual thriller about a serial killer who haunts the Internet, was published in 1997 and became a New York Times bestseller.
THE QUIET GAME is a thriller involving a thirty-year-old murder that explodes into the present with devastating consequences.
24 HOURS is a thriller whose story occurs in a single day, and which Iles calls "the most frightening story I've ever conceived."
Greg's sixth novel is DEAD SLEEP which revolves around a complex serial killer novel with the intimacy of a small town cozy and the punch of a techno-thriller.
Greg's novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages and published in more than twenty countries worldwide. He is in the midst of a book contract with Phyllis Grann of Penguin/Putnam, joining a stable of authors that includes Tom Clancy and Patricia Cornwell.
Greg currently lives in Natchez, Mississippi, with his wife and two children.
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