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Noah Hawley - Author

About the Author

Noah Hawley is the author of three previous novels, including The Punch and A Conspiracy of Tall Men. He created and ran the ABC television shows The Unusuals and My Generation, and wrote the film Lies & Alibis. Noah's short fiction has appeared in the Paris Review. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

 

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Featured books by Noah Hawley

The Good Father

The Good Father

Author: Noah Hawley Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

An ordinary boy with an ordinary life stands accused of killing the next president of the United States. WHAT HAPPENED? Dr Paul Allen is a well-respected man. He lives a happy, comfortable life with his second wife and their family. Until the night when a knock at the door blows his world apart: a hugely popular presidential candidate has been shot, and they say the young man who pulled the trigger is Paul's son. Daniel, the only child from his first, failed marriage, was always a good kid and Paul is convinced his quiet boy is not capable of murder. Overwhelmed by a vortex of feelings, Paul embarks on a mission to understand what happened and why. Following the trail of his son's journey across America, he is forced to re-examine his life as a husband and a parent, and every decision he ever made. What follows is a powerfully emotional and suspense-filled quest that keeps you guessing to the very end.'Monsters don't just become monsters, after all.'

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Other books by Noah Hawley

Fargo This Is a True Story

Fargo This Is a True Story

Author: Noah Hawley Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2019

For fans of the hit show Fargo and bestselling author Noah Hawley comes the perfect collector's item. This companion to the first three seasons of the award-winning, celebrated TV drama is packed with script selections (including all three pilots), candid behind-the-scenes photography, pitch documents and interviews with cast and crew. Learn about what makes Lorne Malvo tick through an interview with Billy Bob Thortan, discover Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemon's favourite scenes, see what it was like for Ewan McGregor to play both brothers and find out why the show almost, but didn't, use the same cast for all three seasons. Dive into these captivating and twisted characters like never before.

Punch

Punch

Author: Noah Hawley Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2018

"e;Noah Hawley is one of our great young writers, able to balance breakneck plotting with real emotion, and with THE PUNCH he has struck gold.-- ANDREW SEAN GREER, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF LESS "e;Noah Hawley really knows how to keep a reader turning the pages."e;--New York TimesJoe Henry was the glue that held his family together. Now he is dead, and his wife and sons are coming together for one final journey to scatter his ashes. First, however, his loved ones have some things to work out. David, the older son, believes that any minute his life is going to fall apart and everyone he loves will leave him. His brother Scott can't shake the belief that at heart, people are inherently rotten. Doris, their mother, just doesn't believe in anything anymore.Wickedly funny and biting, THE PUNCH is an essential exploration of modern American grief, family violence, and redemption from the bestselling author of BEFORE THE FALL and creator of the Emmy award-winning series FARGO.WITH A FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR

Conspiracy of Tall Men

Conspiracy of Tall Men

Author: Noah Hawley Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2018

The debut literary thriller that launched the career of the bestselling author of BEFORE THE FALL and the creator of the show Fargo. Linus Owen is a young professor of conspiracy theory at a small college just outside San Francisco. His marriage is foundering and his wife, Claudia, has gone to Chicago to visit her mother. But if Claudia is in Chicago, how is it that two FBI agents show up at Linus' office and inform him that Claudia has been killed in a plane crash on her way from New York to Brazil? And why did a man named Jeffrey Holden, the vice president of a major pharmaceutical company, buy her ticket and die beside her? Enlisting the aid of two fellow conspiracy theorists, Linus heads across the country in search of answers. But as their journey progresses, it becomes frighteningly clear they've left the realm of the academic and are tangled up in a dangerous, multilayered cover-up. Finally, deep in the heart of the American desert, stunned by an ominous revelation, Linus sees he has a new mission: to try to stay alive. Part Don DeLillo, part Kurt Vonnegut, with writing that is electric, whip-smart and suspenseful at each turn, Noah Hawley draws us into a deliciously labyrinthine world of paranoia and plots. "e;Energetic and funny...an engrossing debut."e;--The New York Times

Before the Fall

Before the Fall

Author: Noah Hawley Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2016

Winner of the 2017 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL and the 2017 INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL FROM THE AWARD-WINNING CREATOR OF FARGO COMES "e;ONE THE YEAR'S BEST SUSPENSE NOVELS"e; (NEW YORK TIMES). On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter Scott Burroughs and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.Was it by chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something more sinister at work? A storm of media attention brings Scott fame that quickly morphs into notoriety and accusations, and he scrambles to salvage truth from the wreckage. Amid trauma and chaos, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy grows and glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, morality, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.Kristin Hannah raves, "e;Noah Hawley really knows how to keep a reader turning the pages... a complex, compulsively readable thrill ride of a novel."e;

The Punch

The Punch

Author: Noah Hawley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

From the creator and writer of the Emmy Award-winning series Fargo.The Henry brothers could not be more different. Scott is stuck in a dead-end job and has taken to hanging out in some of San Francisco's seedier dives. David, on the other hand, is a successful travelling salesman, and has not one happy family, but two (one on each coast). Tensions run high as their father's death brings them together on a road-trip to New York, especially when their alcoholic mother is along for the ride and thinks nothing of revealing a long-held family secret ...Noah Hawley's savagely funny and ultimately uplifting novel explores what it really means to be a family.

A Conspiracy of Tall Men

A Conspiracy of Tall Men

Author: Noah Hawley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2014

From the creator and writer of the Emmy Award-winning series Fargo, based on the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers film.Linus Owen is a professional conspiracy theorist. A college professor by day, he is unable to leave his suspicions at the classroom door. He is deeply mistrustful of money and all signs of financial success. Little does he expect, however, that a true conspiracy will come knocking at his door, in the form of two FBI agents. Linus' wife, Claudia, an advertising executive, is meant to be visiting her mother in Chicago. But according to the FBI, she has just been killed in a plane crash on a flight to Brazil. The man who bought her ticket, and died alongside her, was the vice president of a large pharmaceutical company. Together with two friends and fellow theorists, Linus sets out to solve the mystery. Following a number of strange and troubling encounters, the trio begins to realise that they have a new mission: to try to stay alive.

Good Father

Good Father

Author: Noah Hawley Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2012

From the award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo and author of thebestsellerBefore the Fall, an intense, psychological novel about one doctor's suspense-filled quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin: his twenty-year old son. As the Chief of Rheumatology at Columbia Presbyterian, Dr. Paul Allen's specialty is diagnosing patients with conflicting symptoms, patients other doctors have given up on. He lives a contented life in Westport with his second wife and their twin sonshard won after a failed marriage earlier in his career that produced a son named Daniel. In the harrowing opening scene of this provocative and affecting novel, Dr. Allen is home with his family when a televised news report announces that the Democratic candidate for president has been shot at a rally, and Daniel is caught on video as the assassin. Daniel Allen has always been a good kida decent student, popularbut, as a child of divorce, used to shuttling back and forth between parents, he is also something of a drifter. Which may be why, at the age of nineteen, he quietly drops out of Vassar and begins an aimless journey across the United States, during which he sheds his former skin and eventually even changes his name to Carter Allen Cash. Told alternately from the point of view of the guilt-ridden, determined father and his meandering, ruminative son, The Good Father is a powerfully emotional page-turner that keeps one guessing until the very end. This is an absorbing and honest novel about the responsibilitiesand limitationsof being a parent and our capacity to provide our children with unconditional love in the face of an unthinkable situation.From the Hardcover edition.

Other People's Weddings

Other People's Weddings

Author: Noah Hawley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2005

Laurie is a wedding photographer who has photographed more than a thousand weddings over the last ten years. One morning, she wakes up and wonders what happened to all those couples. She starts making calls. Some of them are still together. Others have split up. She begins a photography project to document what happens to love after the wedding. She photographs widowers and divorcees, homewreckers and stalkers.She is still photographing weddings, and at one of them she meets a man who has sneaked into the proceedings. A crasher. They share a spark, a few moments of powerful chemistry, and then he's gone. Later, at home, she finds pictures of him at eleven other weddings she's photographed and wonders if his propensity to crash weddings is sweet or creepy. She starts looking for him at every wedding she photographs. When she finally sees him again, a romance begins between them.Through her courtship, glimpses of her past emerge-her own first marriage and divorce, the things she is trying to get over, to get past, that threaten her new relationship. Her past makes her a ghost at all the weddings she photographs. Before the book is over, she has to tear down all the walls she has built, in Noah Hawley's Other People's Weddings.

A Conspiracy of Tall Men

A Conspiracy of Tall Men

Author: Noah Hawley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1999