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2018


July 25 – Summer Spotlight: David Baldacci

July 22 – David Baldacci’s 6 favorite books with an element of mystery


May 22 – The Great American Read

May 8 – David Baldacci: The crime writer talks about his latest novel, and tackling Trump’s America

May 6 – BookTV: In Depth with David Baldacci

May 1 – His Stand: Novelist David Baldacci on Assassinating Illiteracy

 

April 26 – David Baldacci’s ‘THE FALLEN’ tops U.S. best sellers list

April 25 – Conversations: David Baldacci on “The Fallen”

April 24 – The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks – U.S.

April 24 – The top 10 audiobooks on audible.com: “The Fallen” debuts at #1

April 18 – Author David Baldacci boosts books, literacy

April 15 – 5 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Week

April 11 – Crime pays: thrillers and detective novels now outsell all other fiction

 

March 7 – David Baldacci is coming to Bradenton, Florida

 

February 6 – Q&A: David Baldacci dishes on Virginia roots, new Will Robie book ‘End Game’

February 5 – David Baldacci’s “End Game” Continues Adventures of Will Robie

 

2017


November 17 – Mark Your Calendars for the Biggest Hallmark Christmas Movie of the Year

November 17 – Morning chat with Bestselling Author David Baldacci

November 13 – “The Christmas Train” Is Going to Be Hallmark’s Best Holiday Movie Ever

November 11 – See the first clip and trailer for Hallmark’s The Christmas Train!

 

October 16 – Dove, Shetterly, Brown, and Baldacci Receive Literary Awards

 

August 31 – David Baldacci to appear at National Book Festival, Library of Virginia

August 31 – 8 authors coming to the National Book Festival tell us the best thing they read this year

August 24 – Production begins on Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “The Christmas Train”

 

June 20 – What’s that sound?! Scary summer listening

 

May 13 – All the presidents’ authors: how politicians have helped thriller writers

May 2 – Thriller writer David Baldacci is coming to Newcastle and South Shields this week

 

April 18 – Writer David Baldacci opens up about his friendships with some of the world’s most powerful leaders

April 17 – Review: THE FIX is a compelling puzzler

April 16 – Books: New and Noteworthy

April 10 – David Baldacci talks his flawed detective and his latest yarn, ‘The Fix’

 

March 2 – Baldacci: On Reading, Writing & Literacy

 

February 15 – David Baldacci to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Library of Virginia

 

2016


December 1 – Pop Culture of My Life: David Baldacci on his love for J.K. Rowling and Adele

 

November 15 – Review: NO MAN’S LAND is action-packed

 

October 28 – David Baldacci on his latest novel, “No Man’s Land”

 

September 21 – Sign up for Grand Central Publishing’s Newsletter

 

June 20 – Author David Baldacci to join reopening celebration at Columbus library

June 8 – ‘Hot Dudes Reading’: Men of Viral Instagram Account Reveal Summer Book Picks

 

May 21 – Book review: Baldacci’s ‘Last Mile,’ Hart’s ‘Redemption Road’ serve up compelling characters

May 11 – Author David Baldacci dedicates book to WDBJ7 shooting victims

 

March 4 – David Baldacci: Thriller writer is happy with his prolific pace

 

February 16 – Behind the Bestsellers at an NYU Media Talk

 

January 6 – Thank you, Ron McLarty

 

2015


December 31 – A Conversation With Scholastic Authors

 

November 27 – Author David Baldacci talks political thrillers, literacy

November 19 – David Baldacci: a master storyteller with 30 novels to date

November 17 – Novelist David Baldacci on Colbie Caillat

November 1 – The Guilty: Delving Deep Into the Assassin’s Story

 

October 28 – Review of the Week: The Guilty

October 18 – David Baldacci’s book picks for fall

October 15 – David Baldacci’s Never-Ending Love of Writing

 

September 15 – Book review: THE KEEPER

September 10 – Baldacci opens Bookmarks Festival

September 9 – David Baldacci will open Bookmarks Festival Sept. 10

September 2 – Conscious party: Author David Baldacci speaks at dinner and auction to bolster local literacy

 

August 18 – Do book tours sell books? Maybe not, but that shouldn’t stop you from having a good time

August 14 – David Baldacci to give keynote at Asheville literacy event

 

May 28 – New Literary Award Established in Honor of Mark Twain

May 21 – Wish You Well Movie to be Released on DVD/VOD on June 2!

May 16 – Book review (Fiction): Memory Man

May 11 – Baldacci’s ‘Memory Man’ lands at No. 1

May 3 – David Baldacci’s ‘Memory Man’ is a master class in the art of the bestseller

 

April 19 – Books: New and noteworthy

April 15 – Inside the Office of a Best-Selling Author

April 14 – Watch: ‘Wish You Well’ exclusive trailer

 

March 24 – Who You’ll See at the National Book Festival

March 18 – Why I Love…Charlottesville, Va.

 

February 18 – Baldacci’s “Wish You Well” makes local debut at Richmond film fest

February 5 – David Baldacci: Keeping the thrill alive

February 4 – David Baldacci makes a case for young readers

 

January 9 – David Baldacci shares some exclusive news

January 4 – Are Conspiracy Theories All Bad?

 

2014


December 2 – Novelist David Baldacci comes to Westchester

December 2 – One Night Only: David Baldacci, December 2nd, Gaithersburg Book Festival Event

December 1 – Everybody — including President Obama — was buying books this weekend

 

November 26 – David Baldacci: By the Book

November 25 – David Baldacci, on the origins of THE ESCAPE

November 18 – Books: New and Noteworthy

November 16 – David Baldacci on THE ESCAPE

November 15 – Book review: The Escape

November 14 – Best-selling thriller writer launches ‘Escape’ in Stamford

November 7 – ‘The Escape’: a paranoid thriller with heart

November 1 – Between the Lines: An Interview with David Baldacci

 

October 16 – Exquisite Corpse

October 15 – Oscar Winner Ellen Burstyn to Star in New Film WISH YOU WELL

 

September 25 – NAIBA 2014: Discovering Children’s Books

September 23 – Baldacci speaks at NAIBA conference

September 2 – ‘White Queen’ Creator to Adapt ‘The Finisher’ for Columbia

 

August 23 – Book review: The Finisher

August 19 – The Finisher – a review

August 6 – David talks to Bob Edwards

 

July 7 – Where the Truth Lies

July 6 – Starting ‘Finisher’: Baldacci shares storytelling philosophy

July 3 – David Baldacci talks about ‘The Finisher’ for Salon@615

 

June 26 – Book Buzz exclusive: David Baldacci cover reveal

June 18 – International bestseller David Baldacci: writer, talker and all-round charming man

June 12 – Book Buzz: ‘FaceOff’ is a thriller reader’s ‘fantasy’

June 12 – David Baldacci in Conversation with TheReadingRoom

 

May 18 – Nightmare in North Korea

May 17 – I spy: writer David Baldacci on secret contacts

May 12 – Need a Summer Beach Read? 6 Fun Picks

May 12 – Baldacci: ‘I don’t write about damsels in distress’

May 6 – Author David Baldacci reveals his links to the FBI and his dinner date with George W Bush

 

April 28 – The world of insider novels

April 28 – David Baldacci: Fact Meets Fiction

April 26 – Book review: Young readers

April 24 – David Baldacci’s ‘Bullseye’ Dominates Q1 Kindle Single Best-Seller List

April 21 – Books: new and noteworthy

April 21 – Book review: The Target

April 17 – Best-selling novelist David Baldacci on his new assassin thriller

 

March 28 – David Baldacci on THE FINISHER

March 25 – Virginia Festival of the Book: Interviewing David Baldacci

March 19 – How I Write

March 19 – I never thought that I’d sell 100 million books

March 6 – Interview: David Baldacci

March 5 – David Baldacci exclusive interview: King and Maxwell

March 5 – UK preview and interview: David Baldacci on King & Maxwell

March 4 – Q&A with author David Baldacci on his new book, “The Finisher”

March 4 – An interview with David Baldacci

 

February 26 – David Baldacci on King & Maxwell

February 25 – A starred review for THE FINISHER

February 10 – Novelist David Baldacci Coming to Amelia Island Book Festival

February 7 – Library of Congress Announces Application Deadline for Literacy Awards

February 4 – Cover reveal and excerpt: THE TARGET

 

2013


November 23 – David Baldacci visits Politics and Prose

November 21 – David on his newest book, KING AND MAXWELL

November 18 – David Baldacci’s latest is best book in his King and Maxwell series

November 18 – Books: New and Noteworthy

November 15 – Still Reaching Out Of His Comfort Zone: Author David Baldacci On Writing, Literacy, The NSA And Military Families

November 7 – Cover reveal and excerpt: ‘The Finisher’ by David Baldacci

 

October 23 – David Baldacci and James Patterson to Headline Literacy Awards Event

October 18 – Baldacci speaks at kick off of Roanoke literacy effort

October 10 – Wish You Well to premiere at Heartland Film Festival

 

September 25 – Sony Acquires Feature Rights to David Baldacci’s ‘The Finisher’

September 24 – Sony Options David Baldacci’s Upcoming Fantasy Novel ‘The Finisher’

 

August 22 – Britain’s UKTV Picks Up CBS Studios’ Cop Drama ‘King & Maxwell’

August 12 – Scholastic Lands Baldacci’s ‘The Finisher’

August 8 – David Baldacci on Truman Capote

 

July 19 – What “Edward Snowden” The Movie Would Look Like

July 9 – Thriller writers collaborate for anthology

July 1 – Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney Talk King & Maxwell Chemistry

 

June 10 – TNT’s ‘King & Maxwell’ goes by the book

June 7 – Jon Tenney is the King in TNT’s detective drama “King & Maxwell”

June 5 – Christian Kane and Jerry O’Connell to Guest on King & Maxwell

June 5 – The buzz at Book Expo in New York

 

May 24 – ‘King & Maxwell’ private detectives get on the case for TNT

May 22 – Top 10 Criminal Masterminds: the world’s most successful living crime writers revealed

May 17 – Small talk: David Baldacci

May 7 – Shane Brennan on “King & Maxwell”

May 4 – ‘The Hit’ by David Baldacci is an engrossing action-packed thriller

May 2 – “The Hit” soars to top spot

May 2 – Book buzz: It’s a Hit!

 

April 26 – Celebrity Interview: David Baldacci

April 25 – Moordmachines met een geweten

April 24 – “The Hit” is a winner from David Baldacci

April 22 – David Baldacci: “I worry people will suddenly realise I don’t know what the hell I’m doing”

April 22 – Book review: The Hit

April 20 – Baldacci’s ‘The Hit’ will be one with taut action, a dilemma and lots of surprises

April 19 – Baldacci weaves another hit

April 19 – “I like to scare people from a safe distance”: David Baldacci

April 18 – Meet the author: David Baldacci

April 18 – Man Who Loves to Thrill

April 16 – Front Row with David Baldacci

April 12 – David visits Sublime FM in Utrecht

April 11 – David visits Nieuwegein’s De Tweede Verdieping

April 11 – From the Netherlands: An interview with David Baldacci

 

March 21 – “King & Maxwell” to Premiere on TNT on June 10th

March 20 – PSA: Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life

March 15 – Day of Doom: The scoop

March 14 – David Baldacci on his recent page-turner’s Emerald Coast setting and more

March 12 – From Hitchcock to Hunger: David Baldacci on Mysteries, Museums, Writing, and Literacy

March 11 – ‘Day of Doom’ was a killer opportunity for David Baldacci

March 7 – In brief

March 5 – David Baldacci writes latest “39 Clues” book for kids

March 5 – ‘39 Clues’ series travels with David Baldacci to Washington for ‘Day of Doom’

 

February 28 – Author focus: David Baldacci answers our questions

February 27 – David Baldacci clues kids in to Smithsonian’s treasures

February 20 – Savannah Book Festival Recap: Closing Ceremony with David Baldacci

 

January 24 – Get ready to decode history!

January 24 – Scholastic Plans ‘39 Clues’ Baldacci Webcast at Smithsonian American History Museum

January 24 – Decoding History with David Baldacci, via Webcast

January 23 – David Baldacci to speak at Savannah Book Festival

January 16 – Private-Eye Drama Based on Baldacci Series Lands Series Order at TNT

 

2012


December 3 – No chance of forgetting about David Baldacci

 

November 21 – Man of Letters

November 19 – David Baldacci on “The Forgotten”

November 15 – Page Churner Does it Again

November 1 – What Made Me: Best-Selling Author David Baldacci

 

October 11 – Twilight’s Foy Ready to ‘Wish You Well’; Ellen Burstyn, Josh Lucas also star in drama

October 9 – Lights, Camera, Action: Filming Begins on WISH YOU WELL!

 

September 7 – TNT orders “King & Maxwell” pilot

 

August 16 – David Participates in Library Benefit

 

July 16 – Baldacci is back with a bang

 

June 28 – Meat, Potatoes, and The Innocent: On the Appeal of David Baldacci

June 6 – Absolute Passion: BOOMER Magazine talks with David

 

May 10 – David Baldacci on Wish You Well the movie

May 10 – Bestselling author of “Wish You Well” says movie will be filmed in Virginia

May 9 – Cast your vote for THE SIXTH MAN

May 4 – “Lake Effects” to premiere on Hallmark Movie Channel

May 3 – Review: Pick Up The Innocent for a Fast, Exciting Read

 

April 30 – Who spies this spy? Baldacci’s storytelling hits the mark, as usual

April 30 – Fiction review: The Innocent

April 27 – Bestsellers: ‘The Innocent’ guilty of being No. 1

April 26 – “The Innocent” soars to top of bestseller list

April 25 – David Baldacci talks about “The Innocent”

April 20 – Four more Baldaccis for Pan Mac

April 17 – Review: THE INNOCENT by David Baldacci captures deadly world of hesitant assassin

April 17 – David Baldacci’s THE INNOCENT

April 17 – David Baldacci on THE INNOCENT

April 16 – Baldacci: Being a lawyer made me a better storyteller

 

March 22 – Wish You Well Foundation Receives Literacy Award

 

January 9 – David Baldacci on ZERO DAY

 

2011


November 2 – David Baldacci Has a New Hero

 

October 20 – Twain Still Inspires Today’s Authors

 

September 15 – Researching Intrigue, Murder … and Relaxing

 

August 30 – An interview with David Baldacci, CJ Box and Joseph Finder

August 26 – Thrilling in the Name of

August 9 – The Author David Baldacci and the Formula of No Formula

August 7 – The Write Side of Marriage

 

July 25 – The John Murray Show

July 23 – The Forum

July 21 – Author David Baldacci on Crime Writing

July 19 – David Baldacci: What Book?…

July 15 – David Baldacci on Writing a Best-selling Crime Novel

July 14 – How an Eye for the Unusual Propelled Baldacci into World of Thriller Writers

 

June 24 – David on ONE SUMMER

June 1 – Audio Voices Add Magic to the Written Word

 

April 6 – Author Baldacci Tells Students to Stay Creative

April 6 – David Baldacci Chats With Lou Dean

April 3 – Baldacci Recalls His Henrico Roots

 

2010


September 22 – ’39 Clues’ exclusive: New series from Scholastic will feature David Baldacci

 

August 15 – Not on My Watch

 

July 11 – What America Cares About: Changing Lives Through Books

 

June 15 – David Baldacci: TRUE BLUE

 

May 25 – WAMC Radio interview

May 15 – 2010 Valedictory Address – University of Virginia

May 13 – Talking with Bestselling Author David Baldacci

 

2009


December 13 – Let History Decide What We Got Right

 

November 9 – 20 Questions with Author David Baldacci

 

October 26 – David Baldacci at the National Book Festival

 

August 2 – New Ways to Stop Crime

 

July 27 – A Conspiracy Around Every Corner in Baldacci’s D.C.

 

March 20 – David Baldacci Will Thrill You

 

February 12 – Interview with David Baldacci

 

2008


December 18 – Radio interview – WAMC

 

July 1 – Writer’s Digest Live: David Baldacci

 

April 2 – True Lies

 

2007


December 10 – Author David Baldacci’s Power Over the Pen is Absolute

 

August 1 – Mystery Man: David Baldacci

 

2006


May 15 – 2006 Commencement Address – University of Virginia Law School

 

2005


November 7 – The A-Z of DC

 

1996


February 6 – Diary of a Best Seller

DAVID BALDACCI – NEWS

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2018


November 15 – Fox Nabs Drama ‘Puller’ Based On David Baldacci’s Book Series From ‘Bones’ EP, Josh Berman & Gary Oldman

July 25 – Summer Spotlight: David Baldacci

July 22 – David Baldacci’s 6 favorite books with an element of mystery

 

May 22 – The Great American Read

May 8 – David Baldacci: The crime writer talks about his latest novel, and tackling Trump’s America

May 6 – BookTV: In Depth with David Baldacci

May 1 – His Stand: Novelist David Baldacci on Assassinating Illiteracy

 

April 26 – David Baldacci’s ‘THE FALLEN’ tops U.S. best sellers list

April 25 – Conversations: David Baldacci on “The Fallen”

April 24 – The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks – U.S.

April 24 – The top 10 audiobooks on audible.com: “The Fallen” debuts at #1

April 18 – Author David Baldacci boosts books, literacy

April 15 – 5 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Week

April 11 – Crime pays: thrillers and detective novels now outsell all other fiction

 

March 7 – David Baldacci is coming to Bradenton, Florida

 

February 6 – Q&A: David Baldacci dishes on Virginia roots, new Will Robie book ‘End Game’

February 5 – David Baldacci’s “End Game” Continues Adventures of Will Robie

2017


November 17 – Mark Your Calendars for the Biggest Hallmark Christmas Movie of the Year

November 17 – Morning chat with Bestselling Author David Baldacci

November 13 – “The Christmas Train” Is Going to Be Hallmark’s Best Holiday Movie Ever

November 11 – See the first clip and trailer for Hallmark’s The Christmas Train!

 

October 16 – Dove, Shetterly, Brown, and Baldacci Receive Literary Awards

 

August 31 – David Baldacci to appear at National Book Festival, Library of Virginia

August 31 – 8 authors coming to the National Book Festival tell us the best thing they read this year

August 24 – Production begins on Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “The Christmas Train”

 

June 20 – What’s that sound?! Scary summer listening

 

May 13 – All the presidents’ authors: how politicians have helped thriller writers

May 2 – Thriller writer David Baldacci is coming to Newcastle and South Shields this week

 

April 18 – Writer David Baldacci opens up about his friendships with some of the world’s most powerful leaders

April 17 – Review: THE FIX is a compelling puzzler

April 16 – Books: New and Noteworthy

April 10 – David Baldacci talks his flawed detective and his latest yarn, ‘The Fix’

 

March 2 – Baldacci: On Reading, Writing & Literacy

 

February 15 – David Baldacci to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Library of Virginia

2016


December 1 – Pop Culture of My Life: David Baldacci on his love for J.K. Rowling and Adele

 

November 15 – Review: NO MAN’S LAND is action-packed

 

October 28 – David Baldacci on his latest novel, “No Man’s Land”

 

September 21 – Sign up for Grand Central Publishing’s Newsletter

 

June 20 – Author David Baldacci to join reopening celebration at Columbus library

June 8 – ‘Hot Dudes Reading’: Men of Viral Instagram Account Reveal Summer Book Picks

 

May 21 – Book review: Baldacci’s ‘Last Mile,’ Hart’s ‘Redemption Road’ serve up compelling characters

May 11 – Author David Baldacci dedicates book to WDBJ7 shooting victims

 

March 4 – David Baldacci: Thriller writer is happy with his prolific pace

 

February 16 – Behind the Bestsellers at an NYU Media Talk

 

January 6 – Thank you, Ron McLarty

2015


December 31 – A Conversation With Scholastic Authors

 

November 27 – Author David Baldacci talks political thrillers, literacy

November 19 – David Baldacci: a master storyteller with 30 novels to date

November 17 – Novelist David Baldacci on Colbie Caillat

November 1 – The Guilty: Delving Deep Into the Assassin’s Story

 

October 28 – Review of the Week: The Guilty

October 18 – David Baldacci’s book picks for fall

October 15 – David Baldacci’s Never-Ending Love of Writing

 

September 15 – Book review: THE KEEPER

September 10 – Baldacci opens Bookmarks Festival

September 9 – David Baldacci will open Bookmarks Festival Sept. 10

September 2 – Conscious party: Author David Baldacci speaks at dinner and auction to bolster local literacy

 

August 18 – Do book tours sell books? Maybe not, but that shouldn’t stop you from having a good time

August 14 – David Baldacci to give keynote at Asheville literacy event

 

May 28 – New Literary Award Established in Honor of Mark Twain

May 21 – Wish You Well Movie to be Released on DVD/VOD on June 2!

May 16 – Book review (Fiction): Memory Man

May 11 – Baldacci’s ‘Memory Man’ lands at No. 1

May 3 – David Baldacci’s ‘Memory Man’ is a master class in the art of the bestseller

 

April 19 – Books: New and noteworthy

April 15 – Inside the Office of a Best-Selling Author

April 14 – Watch: ‘Wish You Well’ exclusive trailer

 

March 24 – Who You’ll See at the National Book Festival

March 18 – Why I Love…Charlottesville, Va.

 

February 18 – Baldacci’s “Wish You Well” makes local debut at Richmond film fest

February 5 – David Baldacci: Keeping the thrill alive

February 4 – David Baldacci makes a case for young readers

 

January 9 – David Baldacci shares some exclusive news

January 4 – Are Conspiracy Theories All Bad?

2014


December 2 – Novelist David Baldacci comes to Westchester

December 2 – One Night Only: David Baldacci, December 2nd, Gaithersburg Book Festival Event

December 1 – Everybody — including President Obama — was buying books this weekend

 

November 26 – David Baldacci: By the Book

November 25 – David Baldacci, on the origins of THE ESCAPE

November 18 – Books: New and Noteworthy

November 16 – David Baldacci on THE ESCAPE

November 15 – Book review: The Escape

November 14 – Best-selling thriller writer launches ‘Escape’ in Stamford

November 7 – ‘The Escape’: a paranoid thriller with heart

November 1 – Between the Lines: An Interview with David Baldacci

 

October 16 – Exquisite Corpse

October 15 – Oscar Winner Ellen Burstyn to Star in New Film WISH YOU WELL

 

September 25 – NAIBA 2014: Discovering Children’s Books

September 23 – Baldacci speaks at NAIBA conference

September 2 – ‘White Queen’ Creator to Adapt ‘The Finisher’ for Columbia

 

August 23 – Book review: The Finisher

August 19 – The Finisher – a review

August 6 – David talks to Bob Edwards

 

July 7 – Where the Truth Lies

July 6 – Starting ‘Finisher’: Baldacci shares storytelling philosophy

July 3 – David Baldacci talks about ‘The Finisher’ for Salon@615

 

June 26 – Book Buzz exclusive: David Baldacci cover reveal

June 18 – International bestseller David Baldacci: writer, talker and all-round charming man

June 12 – Book Buzz: ‘FaceOff’ is a thriller reader’s ‘fantasy’

June 12 – David Baldacci in Conversation with TheReadingRoom

 

May 18 – Nightmare in North Korea

May 17 – I spy: writer David Baldacci on secret contacts

May 12 – Need a Summer Beach Read? 6 Fun Picks

May 12 – Baldacci: ‘I don’t write about damsels in distress’

May 6 – Author David Baldacci reveals his links to the FBI and his dinner date with George W Bush

 

April 28 – The world of insider novels

April 28 – David Baldacci: Fact Meets Fiction

April 26 – Book review: Young readers

April 24 – David Baldacci’s ‘Bullseye’ Dominates Q1 Kindle Single Best-Seller List

April 21 – Books: new and noteworthy

April 21 – Book review: The Target

April 17 – Best-selling novelist David Baldacci on his new assassin thriller

 

March 28 – David Baldacci on THE FINISHER

March 25 – Virginia Festival of the Book: Interviewing David Baldacci

March 19 – How I Write

March 19 – I never thought that I’d sell 100 million books

March 6 – Interview: David Baldacci

March 5 – David Baldacci exclusive interview: King and Maxwell

March 5 – UK preview and interview: David Baldacci on King & Maxwell

March 4 – Q&A with author David Baldacci on his new book, “The Finisher”

March 4 – An interview with David Baldacci

 

February 26 – David Baldacci on King & Maxwell

February 25 – A starred review for THE FINISHER

February 10 – Novelist David Baldacci Coming to Amelia Island Book Festival

February 7 – Library of Congress Announces Application Deadline for Literacy Awards

February 4 – Cover reveal and excerpt: THE TARGET

2013


November 23 – David Baldacci visits Politics and Prose

November 21 – David on his newest book, KING AND MAXWELL

November 18 – David Baldacci’s latest is best book in his King and Maxwell series

November 18 – Books: New and Noteworthy

November 15 – Still Reaching Out Of His Comfort Zone: Author David Baldacci On Writing, Literacy, The NSA And Military Families

November 7 – Cover reveal and excerpt: ‘The Finisher’ by David Baldacci

 

October 23 – David Baldacci and James Patterson to Headline Literacy Awards Event

October 18 – Baldacci speaks at kick off of Roanoke literacy effort

October 10 – Wish You Well to premiere at Heartland Film Festival

 

September 25 – Sony Acquires Feature Rights to David Baldacci’s ‘The Finisher’

September 24 – Sony Options David Baldacci’s Upcoming Fantasy Novel ‘The Finisher’

 

August 22 – Britain’s UKTV Picks Up CBS Studios’ Cop Drama ‘King & Maxwell’

August 12 – Scholastic Lands Baldacci’s ‘The Finisher’

August 8 – David Baldacci on Truman Capote

 

July 19 – What “Edward Snowden” The Movie Would Look Like

July 9 – Thriller writers collaborate for anthology

July 1 – Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney Talk King & Maxwell Chemistry

 

June 10 – TNT’s ‘King & Maxwell’ goes by the book

June 7 – Jon Tenney is the King in TNT’s detective drama “King & Maxwell”

June 5 – Christian Kane and Jerry O’Connell to Guest on King & Maxwell

June 5 – The buzz at Book Expo in New York

 

May 24 – ‘King & Maxwell’ private detectives get on the case for TNT

May 22 – Top 10 Criminal Masterminds: the world’s most successful living crime writers revealed

May 17 – Small talk: David Baldacci

May 7 – Shane Brennan on “King & Maxwell”

May 4 – ‘The Hit’ by David Baldacci is an engrossing action-packed thriller

May 2 – “The Hit” soars to top spot

May 2 – Book buzz: It’s a Hit!

 

April 26 – Celebrity Interview: David Baldacci

April 25 – Moordmachines met een geweten

April 24 – “The Hit” is a winner from David Baldacci

April 22 – David Baldacci: “I worry people will suddenly realise I don’t know what the hell I’m doing”

April 22 – Book review: The Hit

April 20 – Baldacci’s ‘The Hit’ will be one with taut action, a dilemma and lots of surprises

April 19 – Baldacci weaves another hit

April 19 – “I like to scare people from a safe distance”: David Baldacci

April 18 – Meet the author: David Baldacci

April 18 – Man Who Loves to Thrill

April 16 – Front Row with David Baldacci

April 12 – David visits Sublime FM in Utrecht

April 11 – David visits Nieuwegein’s De Tweede Verdieping

April 11 – From the Netherlands: An interview with David Baldacci

 

March 21 – “King & Maxwell” to Premiere on TNT on June 10th

March 20 – PSA: Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life

March 15 – Day of Doom: The scoop

March 14 – David Baldacci on his recent page-turner’s Emerald Coast setting and more

March 12 – From Hitchcock to Hunger: David Baldacci on Mysteries, Museums, Writing, and Literacy

March 11 – ‘Day of Doom’ was a killer opportunity for David Baldacci

March 7 – In brief

March 5 – David Baldacci writes latest “39 Clues” book for kids

March 5 – ‘39 Clues’ series travels with David Baldacci to Washington for ‘Day of Doom’

 

February 28 – Author focus: David Baldacci answers our questions

February 27 – David Baldacci clues kids in to Smithsonian’s treasures

February 20 – Savannah Book Festival Recap: Closing Ceremony with David Baldacci

 

January 24 – Get ready to decode history!

January 24 – Scholastic Plans ‘39 Clues’ Baldacci Webcast at Smithsonian American History Museum

January 24 – Decoding History with David Baldacci, via Webcast

January 23 – David Baldacci to speak at Savannah Book Festival

January 16 – Private-Eye Drama Based on Baldacci Series Lands Series Order at TNT

2012


December 3 – No chance of forgetting about David Baldacci

 

November 21 – Man of Letters

November 19 – David Baldacci on “The Forgotten”

November 15 – Page Churner Does it Again

November 1 – What Made Me: Best-Selling Author David Baldacci

 

October 11 – Twilight’s Foy Ready to ‘Wish You Well’; Ellen Burstyn, Josh Lucas also star in drama

October 9 – Lights, Camera, Action: Filming Begins on WISH YOU WELL!

 

September 7 – TNT orders “King & Maxwell” pilot

 

August 16 – David Participates in Library Benefit

 

July 16 – Baldacci is back with a bang

 

June 28 – Meat, Potatoes, and The Innocent: On the Appeal of David Baldacci

June 6 – Absolute Passion: BOOMER Magazine talks with David

 

May 10 – David Baldacci on Wish You Well the movie

May 10 – Bestselling author of “Wish You Well” says movie will be filmed in Virginia

May 9 – Cast your vote for THE SIXTH MAN

May 4 – “Lake Effects” to premiere on Hallmark Movie Channel

May 3 – Review: Pick Up The Innocent for a Fast, Exciting Read

 

April 30 – Who spies this spy? Baldacci’s storytelling hits the mark, as usual

April 30 – Fiction review: The Innocent

April 27 – Bestsellers: ‘The Innocent’ guilty of being No. 1

April 26 – “The Innocent” soars to top of bestseller list

April 25 – David Baldacci talks about “The Innocent”

April 20 – Four more Baldaccis for Pan Mac

April 17 – Review: THE INNOCENT by David Baldacci captures deadly world of hesitant assassin

April 17 – David Baldacci’s THE INNOCENT

April 17 – David Baldacci on THE INNOCENT

April 16 – Baldacci: Being a lawyer made me a better storyteller

 

March 22 – Wish You Well Foundation Receives Literacy Award

 

January 9 – David Baldacci on ZERO DAY

2011


November 2 – David Baldacci Has a New Hero

 

October 20 – Twain Still Inspires Today’s Authors

 

September 15 – Researching Intrigue, Murder … and Relaxing

 

August 30 – An interview with David Baldacci, CJ Box and Joseph Finder

August 26 – Thrilling in the Name of

August 9 – The Author David Baldacci and the Formula of No Formula

August 7 – The Write Side of Marriage

 

July 25 – The John Murray Show

July 23 – The Forum

July 21 – Author David Baldacci on Crime Writing

July 19 – David Baldacci: What Book?…

July 15 – David Baldacci on Writing a Best-selling Crime Novel

July 14 – How an Eye for the Unusual Propelled Baldacci into World of Thriller Writers

 

June 24 – David on ONE SUMMER

June 1 – Audio Voices Add Magic to the Written Word

 

April 6 – Author Baldacci Tells Students to Stay Creative

April 6 – David Baldacci Chats With Lou Dean

April 3 – Baldacci Recalls His Henrico Roots

2010


September 22 – ’39 Clues’ exclusive: New series from Scholastic will feature David Baldacci

 

August 15 – Not on My Watch

 

July 11 – What America Cares About: Changing Lives Through Books

 

June 15 – David Baldacci: TRUE BLUE

 

May 25 – WAMC Radio interview

May 15 – 2010 Valedictory Address – University of Virginia

May 13 – Talking with Bestselling Author David Baldacci

2009


December 13 – Let History Decide What We Got Right

 

November 9 – 20 Questions with Author David Baldacci

 

October 26 – David Baldacci at the National Book Festival

 

August 2 – New Ways to Stop Crime

 

July 27 – A Conspiracy Around Every Corner in Baldacci’s D.C.

 

March 20 – David Baldacci Will Thrill You

 

February 12 – Interview with David Baldacci

2008


December 18 – Radio interview – WAMC

 

July 1 – Writer’s Digest Live: David Baldacci

 

April 2 – True Lies

2007


December 10 – Author David Baldacci’s Power Over the Pen is Absolute

 

August 1 – Mystery Man: David Baldacci

2006


May 15 – 2006 Commencement Address – University of Virginia Law School

2005


November 7 – The A-Z of DC

1996


February 6 – Diary of a Best Seller

 

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All About Derek Strange and Terry Quinn

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Check the dossiers on the characters from Right as Rain, Hell to Pay, Soul Circus and Hard Revolution.

 

Derek Strange

 

Former cop and current private investigator Derek Strange has been doing background checks, trailing cheating spouses and locating missing children under the banner of “Strange Investigations” for over 25 years (he’s especially proud of the logo he designed himself, where half the letters are bigger than the rest on account of the picture of the magnifying glass laid over the words). He drives a white-over-black ’89 Caprice for work and a ’91 black-over-black Cadillac Brougham (a V-8 with a chromed-up grill) when he’s off the clock. At just under six feet tall and about 195 pounds, Strange cuts an imposing figure. In his fifties, he has grey hair and a grey beard and despite the fact that he hasn’t been a cop since 1968, he still walks like one, head up, shoulders squared, aware of the activity around him on the street. A graduate of Roosevelt High, where he played football, he still lives and works in Petworth, the neighborhood in which he grew up. He only buys Craftsman tools because they’re guaranteed for life and he is rough on his equipment. He always wears a Leatherman tool-in-one, a Buck knife and a beeper on his belt. He doesn’t own a gun.

 

Strange loves funk and soul music from the sixties and seventies (no Motown for him), but has a secret passion for the music of old westerns. He considers the title song of the soundtrack to Once Upon a Time in the West to be the most beautiful piece of music he owns. He keeps his collection of western music in his office at home. He also has a weakness for PayDay candy bars.

 

You’ll rarely find Strange without his dog, a tan boxer named Greco, named after the dog of a childhood friend. He has also been romantically involved with his assistant, Janine Baker, for the past 10 years and acts as a kind of surrogate father to her son, Lionel. (Although he also has a soft spot for the women in out of the way massage parlors.) His father, Darius, was a grill man at the Three Star Diner, now owned by Strange’s friend Billy Georgelakos. His mother, Althea, died with Strange at her side. Strange carries a torch for a woman he loved in the early seventies and has fond memories of his brother, whose life came to an untimely end in 1968.

 

Terry Quinn

 

Terry Quinn, a former cop who occasionally works for Derek Strange, is Irish, medium height (about 5’9 and 160 pounds) and has green eyes, freckles across his nose and brown hair. When he’s not working for Strange, he works at a used book and vinyl store on Bonifant where he can find an unlimited supply of the paperback westerns he loves to read. He drives a blue-over-black fastback ’69 Chevelle with Cregar mags and can’t get enough of Bruce Springsteen.

 

Quinn, born in 1969 grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and went to the University of Maryland where he got a degree in criminology. He was a cop in DC for 8 years before he left the force after he killed another officer, Chris Wilson, in a late night mishap.

 

Quinn met Derek Strange when Strange was investigating the Wilson case, trying to get to the bottom of the incident and to clear Wilson’s name for his mother (see Right as Rain). Quinn helped on the investigation but did little to clear his own name, he is often looked down upon by DC cops who know what he’s done.

 

In addition to helping Strange with his investigations, he also coaches Midget and PeeWee football with him over at Roosevelt.

Summer Reading, 2004

To the Bright and Shining SunTo the Bright and Shining Sun, by James Lee Burke

 

An early novel from James Lee Burke, first published in 1970, describing the hardscrabble life of a young man, Perry Woodson Hatfield James, who works the coal mines of Kentucky and navigates the volatile and sometimes violent existence of the inhabitants of the Cumberland Plateau. The descriptive powers of the author and his stunning sense of place are in full force here. I especially enjoyed the section of the novel that takes Perry through the rigors and challenges of the Job Corps, and Burke’s unsentimental take on the ravages of poverty in Appalachia. This is a great one, written when Burke was working under the radar screen and perfecting his craft. My copy is the Dennis McMillan trade paper edition with the evocative Joe Servello artwork. You’ll have to settle for the recently reissued mass market paperback. Everything I’ve read by James Lee Burke has been top shelf. He’s one of the best we have.

 

Off to the Side, by Jim Harrison

 

A memoir and meditation on writing, eating, drinking, family, hunting, dogs, drugs, Hollywood, and walks in the woods, by poet and raconteur Harrison, one of my very favorite novelists. I have read every one of his books at least once, some twice (Sundog) and others several times (Legends of the Fall, my well-worn, well-traveled copy finally passed on to a friend on a beach in Recife, Brazil). The writing in Off to the Side is beautiful, and Harrison’s life story is fascinating and oddly inspirational. Read it, then read everything else by this singular voice in American literature.

 

The Devil's RedheadThe Devil’s Redhead, by David Corbett

 

Here is a damn solid crime novel, and, in its treatment of the new hard West, reminiscent of the books of James Crumley and Kem Nunn. Corbett, a former private investigator, knows things about criminals, the drug trade, and the underworld that most writers of his genre can only guess at. He writes with care and power, and artfully describes the kind of people that David Goodis called “the wounded and the slain.” The Devil’s Redhead, by the way, is also a terrific love story. Is this a classic? Maybe not, but I bet Corbett has one in him. As for me, I’m off to read Done for a Dime, the author’s second novel, now available in paperback.

Summer Picks, 2004

No HeroesNo Heroes, by Chris Offutt

 

A few years ago, Chris Offutt, an accomplished novelist and short story writer, returned to his Eastern Kentucky roots after a long stint out in the world, and took a job as a teacher at the local college, hoping to give something back to the Appalachian community in which he was raised. No Heroes is the resulting memoir. Offutt intersperses his own homecoming experience with the horrific, nakedly honest Holocaust memories of his in-laws and locates some hard truths, finding a way to use the past to examine his life in the here and now. The book is moving, insightful, and compulsively readable. Try his earlier memoir, The Same River Twice, as well, and discover why other writers think of Offutt as one of the brightest talents working today.

 

Every Secret Thing, By Laura Lippman

 

Lippman takes a risk here by moving away from her Tess Monaghan series with this stand-alone, and scores in every possible way. I won’t reveal the plot, but rest assured, this is a major leap forward for a writer I have always admired. In many ways, the book reminded me of Val McDermid’s A Place Of Execution (one of the best crime novels written in the last ten years.) Kudos to Lippman for swinging for the bleachers and knocking the cover right off the ball.

 

DeadwoodDeadwood, by Pete Dexter

 

A classic American western set in the Dakota badlands, detailing the violent, hilarious, sexually charged lives of Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, Charley Utter, and many others, straightly written by the brilliant Mr. Dexter. Put this on the shelf next to Jack Schaefer, Ron Hansen, and James Carlos Blake—it’s that good. And if you like it, try God’s Pocket, Dexter’s masterpiece.

Fatal Light, by Richard Currey

 

One of the best Vietnam novels I have ever read, a wrenching, poetic, profoundly human addition to the body of literature that has come out of the war.

Shoedog

ShoedogI have said many times that I have been blessed with a dream career as a novelist. Though I share with many other writers an early history of low advances, lack of promotional support, few reviews, and repeated non-appearances on the bestseller lists, I never got stressed over it. Instead, I saw all of these supposed hurdles as an opportunity to work on my craft and try different things without intervention. Luckily, I had an editor at the time who believed in what I was doing and a publisher who barely knew that I existed. It was kid-in-the-candy-store time for someone who just wanted to write books.

 

Shoedog was my third novel, a break in the Nick Stefanos trilogy. The switch from first person to third was liberating. My intention was to write a pulp/noir in the tradition of David Goodis with the sensibilities of early 70’s film. Or, to put it another way, it would be the literary equivalent of the film version of The Getaway, had Peckinpah shot Jim Thompson’s mindblowing ending as written.

 

The novel by design would be relatively short, meant to be read perhaps in one long afternoon, with the reader seated on the subway or on a park bench or in a bar, or simply adrift in the city, lost in the book. It would be a stand-alone, unencumbered by the artificiality of series fiction, so anything could happen. In my mind I saw the construction of the book as a pyramid. The base, the second chapter that describes the worldwide journey of Constantine, was deliberately long. Subsequent chapters would get shorter and punchier as we return to Constantine in the present. The style becomes rhythmic, leaner and more muscular as the story hurtles toward its climax. The last sentence of the novel “cuts to black.” Much like the amped-up cars the book lovingly describes, Shoedog is the vehicle for a straight-ahead thriller that means to shock and entertain.

 

The premise was simple: a drifter returns to Washington, D.C. after a seventeen year absence, becomes a driver in a dual liquor store heist, and finds the dark center of what he has been unwittingly moving towards his whole life. Its amoral protagonist, typical of the noir anti-hero, is doomed from the start. With the end certain, as certain as it is for us all, the only thing that matters is the ride.

 

The book came as quickly as anything I’ve written. I remember the night I wrote the chapter where Constantine walks into Mean Feats and meets Randolph, the shoe salesman extraordinaire who is the title character of the book. At the time I was living in an unairconditioned bungalow with Emily and our then one-year old son. I worked in the attic, which on that July evening was over one hundred degrees. Typing in boxer shorts and a wife-beater, I wrote the entire chapter of thirteen pages in an hour span, the words running behind my eyes faster than I could type them. The prose was clean and went directly to publication as written. It was one of those magic, manic moments that many writers describe. The faucet was full-on.

 

Shoedog incorporated several of my obsessions that would show up in subsequent books. Shoes (and the legs and feet that came with them); American musclecars; the funk and soul movement of the 1970s; the ritual of drinking and bars; the idea of the workplace as the second home of outcasts, loners, and freaks; work itself as its own reward; and the notion of friendship, honor, betrayal and bloody redemption. I have owned many fast cars and admired the triple holy grail of car chase films, Bullitt, The French Connection, and the relatively unheralded The Seven-Ups, all produced by Phillip D’Antoni. I always wanted to write a book where the drivers pick out their vehicles. There is a chapter in which they do just that. And a chapter, of course, where Constantine pins the pedal to the floor, takes his Hurst shifter in hand, and shows us just what kind of driver he can be. The final pages, where Constantine wages a one-man assault on the house of the men who have betrayed him, is as violent and visceral as anything I have written. A reviewer of the book stated that the ending “left him reeling.” If that’s true, then I did my job.

 

As was the case for all of my books in the early to mid-90s, the audience for Shoedog was small. It is not an “important” book, but it is one that I am proud of, because it accomplishes precisely what it sets out to do. Shoedog went quickly out of print and eventually found life overseas, published in France by Gallimard’s Serie Noire. But up until now it has never been released in mass market paperback. For many years it has been the lost book in my canon, fetching ridiculously high sums by dealers and collectors. Now it’s available, affordably, in the format and size in which I had always hoped it would be published. Enjoy the ride.

 

George Pelecanos
August, 2004

Review of Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

Our Band Could Be Your LifeJust got back from the beach, where I read Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991, by Michael Azerrad. I picked it up because it features the photography of my friend, Jim Saah (that’s his cover shot gracing the trade paper edition), and also because I had heard good things about it from fellow music freaks. But good doesn’t begin to describe the impact of Our Band. I was truly blown away by this book.

 

The author chronicles the history of thirteen influential, independent, punkish American bands who spearheaded a genuine movement. Among the bands: Minor Threat, Hüsker Dü, The Replacements, The Minutemen, Fugazi, Sonic Youth, and Beat Happening. All originally recorded on small labels, all toured relentlessly under low-rent conditions, and all managed to reach their young audiences on some kind of deeply personal, emotional level. After a decade of struggle, Nirvana’s Nevermind brought “punk” to the masses, effectively ending the era. Indie rock had won, but it was, in retrospect, a hollow victory. In the end, as Azerrad points out, the destination was far less satisfying than the ride. But, Lord, what a ride.

 

The musicians chronicled here, outsiders in a profession of outsiders, harbored outright contempt for the lifestyles of the established rock gods of the time. They weren’t looking for acceptance from the industry and they had no desire to distance themselves from the kids who were buying their records. In some cases, they did not come from a musical background at all. They wanted to make music and they felt they had something to say. No one was going to tell them that playing in a band was for “someone else.”

 

These bands fired my own ambitions. My background and state-school education told me I would never be admitted to that group of writers whose privileged lives were described on countless book flaps (“He divides his time between Martha’s Vineyard and a brownstone on the Upper West Side. This is his first collection of short stories.”) I had never taken a writing class when I attempted to write my first book. Hell, I had never even met a novelist. To me, authors were “other people.” But bands like Fugazi and The Mats and Hüsker Dü told me, by example, that my lack of pedigree meant nothing relative to my potential for creativity. These people picked up guitars and played, and in the process made a kind of organic, volcanic art. I didn’t have the aptitude for instrumentation. But I thought I could do something similar with a pen. At the very least, these bands assured me I had the right to try.

 

Our Band Could Be Your Life moved me because I was there, as close to the stage as I could get, for many of the bands mentioned in these pages and for countless bands like them. So I know what it meant. But you don’t have to be from that era to get something tremendously important out of Azerrad’s work. Read very carefully, and be inspired. This book, no question, could change your life.

One more thing: It’s no accident that some of the most exciting, anarchic, egalitarian music—rock and hip-hop alike—in modern history exploded during the Reagan years. So keep your mind open to all possibilities, and look around you. Maybe it’s time for a new revolution.

New Year Reads

Hard Case Crime

 

Fade to BlondeEarly in December I walked up the street to my favorite used book store, Silver Spring Books, to say hello to my friend Cynthia, a former parole officer who is one of the owners of the shop. Sitting on a shelf face-out were four novels that caught my eye due to their cover art, fashioned after the paperbacks published in the golden age of pulp/noir. The publisher, Hard Case Crime, was new to me, but the cover treatment and my familiarity with two of the authors compelled me to buy all of the books.

 

I started with Fade to Blonde, by Max Phillips, who, along with Charles Ardai, created the imprint (for more information, and more titles, go to HardCaseCrime.com). The term Chandleresque is overused, but this book, centered around Hollywood hopefuls, hop, and the L.A. porn industry, came as close to any I’ve read of replicating the master’s style, and recreates the period without once reverting to parody. This is a superior, smart, exciting crime novel with a cover painting by Gregory Manchess.

 

Next was Grifter’s Game, a legendary early novel by Lawrence Block, one of this country’s most underappreciated novelists. Originally titled Mona, this is the story of a con artist/predator who makes the mistake of falling for one of his marks. Grifter’s Game (cover painting by Chuck Pyle), is plot driven, a perfect marriage of style to subject matter, and compulsively readable. As always, Block delivers the goods. I then read Little Girl Lost, by Richard Aleas, a pseudonym (alias, get it?) In this one, a P.I. goes searching for the clues to the murder of his high school sweetheart, once a promising young woman, now cold meat found on the roof of a strip club. Aleas builds his tale slowly and really throws it into high gear in the emotional final chapters. Grifter's GameThe Robert McGinnes cover painting—a scantily clad babe holding a gun—reminded me of the Fawcett Gold Medal editions of the Travis McGee novels which I still display proudly in my bookshelves. Finally, I read The Confession, by Dominic Stansberry, a novel in the literary tradition of The Killer Inside Me, and every bit as powerful. Stansberry is an extraordinarily evocative writer. I read this one in one day, and finished it as the clock ticked down on New Year’s Eve. Robert Farrell’s cover painting, a woman in distress, her breasts heaving out of her dress, is in line with the rest of the releases. My only quarrel with the publisher’s strategy is that I suspect the pulpish covers will put off those literary snobs who wouldn’t be caught dead with these books on their coffee tables, for fear that someone might not think they are “erudite” readers. And that would be a damn shame. For the month of December, at least, these books reinvigorated my enthusiasm for the genre. Like the old Black Lizard imprint, or Pete Ayrton’s Serpent’s Tail out of the UK, I’ll read anything with the Hard Case Crime logo on its spine.

 

Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates

 

Revolutionary RoadWriters have been mentioning this novel to me, with reverence, for years. Their recommendations, and the recent release of a Yates biography by Blake Bailey, prompted me to give this, recently republished by Vintage (with an introduction by Richard Ford), a try. It is everything it is claimed to be. Many talk about this as being up there with The Great Gatsby, though I would more accurately liken it to Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night and John O’Hara’s Appointment in Samarra, two “relationship” novels that in their small-palette way manage to say quite a bit about our society. Revolutionary Road is a prophetic, lacerating, and ultimately devastating novel. For this one alone, Yates belongs in the pantheon.

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