8 Great Questions: John Hart

On reading outside his creative realm, his ideal rowdy book club, and the romance of his favorite word.

John Hart

John Hart’s prowess as a master of the literary thriller is unquestionable as he’s dominated the bestseller lists. With the paperback of his hit Redemption Road out now—a book brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal—and his forthcoming novel, The Hush, coming in February 2018, he’s set to continue that streak. Set in the world of The Last ChildThe Hush is a powerful exploration of friendship and forgotten power that takes us to unexpected and unplumbed depths.

John spoke with us recently about the author whose work taught him the power of thoughtful attention to language, the book that never fails to delight him, and his favorite indie bookstores across the country. (Hint: having a wine bar attached helps!)

Featured Image: Lorenzo Gritti; Author Photo: Ashley Cox Photography

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JOHN HART is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child, Iron House, and Redemption Road. The only author in history to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel consecutively, John has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award for Fiction, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and the North Carolina Award for Literature. His novels have been translated into thirty languages and can be found in more than seventy countries.

About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Editor of Read It Forward. As a kid, she used to get in trouble at summer camp for using a flashlight to read inside her sleeping bag after lights out, but these days, she lives in Brooklyn, where nobody minds if she stays up late reading. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.

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