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David Benioff was born and raised in New York City. An author and screenwriter, he adapted his first novel, The 25th Hour, into the screenplay for Spike Lee's popular feature film of the same name.
His short story collection When the Nines Rolled Over received critical acclaim. Stories from the collection have appeared in Best New American Voices and The Best Nonrequired American Reading.
He is also the author of the screenplays for the films Troy, Stay, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Kite Runner.
City of Thieves is his second novel.
David Benioff lives in Los Angeles and New York City.
A tale of an unlikely friendship bent on a seemingly impossible task performed to gain their freedom. We are in the Siege of Leningrad, the city is starving and our two heroes must find a dozen eggs so the NKUD colonel can have a cake for his daughter’s wedding. The whole thing smacks of disaster right from the start. Tender, violent, tense and laced with humour, our two delightful renegades blunder their way through one adventure after another. A lovely book, highly recommended.Comparison: Francis Cottram, Bernhard Schlink, Tom Rob Smith
From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin. Over the course of eight tales, often with an appealing touch of the surreal, we are introduced to a record comany exec searching for a rock star, an inexperienced Russian soldier trapped between his murderous colleagues and a clever old woman, a faded football star recalling his lost chance at love, an acress who has a shot at a role that will free her from a lifetime of waitressing, a young man who kidnap's his ex-girlfriend's father's ashes, and other young people on the cusp of discovery, jubilation or loss. As he evokes the various states of agony and pleasure - humiliation, rebellion, cameraderie, and desire - Benioff displays a profound understanding of how single moments lead to transformation, and how sadness can be illuminated by a humorous flip side.
From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin. 'David Benioff is an exceptional storyteller' Khaled Hosseini '[An] acerbically captivating first novel' New York Times Also adapted as a feature film by Spike Lee starring Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman Monty Brogan starts a seven-year prison sentence for dealing drugs tomorrow. Tonight is his last night of freedom. His father wants him to run. His drug-lord boss, Uncle Blue, wants to know if he squealed. His girlfriend isn't sure what she wants, and his two best friends know one thing for sure; after he goes in, he will never be the same. 'As unusual as it is well wrought: it resonates with a Whitmanesque sense of the city's possibilities and unsatisfied longings' New Yorker