Michael Harvey

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Michael Harvey

US thriller writer, Michael Harvey, was born and raised in Boston and gradated from Boston Latin School. He's the proud possessor of more degrees than most people, namely a law degree, a master's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in classical languages and is a writer, journalist, documentary producer and the owner of a bar. He is the co-creator, writer and executive producer of the Prime Time Emmy-nominated television series Cold Case Files™ and a former investigative producer for CBS in Chicago. His work as a documentary producer and journalist has won numerous national and international awards, including multiple Emmys and an Academy Award nomination for the Holocaust documentary Eyewitness.

Interviewed 16 November 2013

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

From journalism to documentaries to novels, I’m a storyteller.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

My dog, Maggie. My other dog, Tipper.
My TV playing the Big Bang Theory. (Sheldon is talking about Schrödinger’s Cat.)
A picture of myself and a couple of my colleagues shooting in front of the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico.
The very top of the bleachers deck in Wrigley Field.
My iPhone. (Finally upgraded from a flip phone. Progress? Jury’s still out.)
A manuscript for my next book. No title and no details yet. Still working on it.
A copy of The Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (master class in crime writing)
A copy of A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller (amazing good debut novel

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Scrambled eggs with bacon, toast and a cup of tea.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Raymond Chandler, Keith Richards, Sting, George Clooney, Paul Newman, Grace Kelly, Dean Martin

Six things you can't live without ...

My wife, My dogs, Writing, Reading, Running/Yoga, Air

Five favourite words ...

Chicago, Grim, Sainted, Avarice, Covet

Four places you'd run away to ...

San Francisco

Three books you've bought recently ...

Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Brilliance by Chicago writer Marcus Sakey (highly recommended)
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel (journalist attempts to prove or disprove that Christ is the son of God...interesting so far)

Two things that make you rant ...

People who talk on their cell while they’re driving.

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

Whatever it is, go for it.