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John Sandford


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John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. Camp won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986, and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also was the winner of the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985.

Camp is the author of thirty-one published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times Best-Seller lists. He is also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean. He is the principal sponsor of a major archaeological dig in Israel, and is on the board of directors of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research.

Camp was born February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Cedar Rapids Catholic and public schools, graduating from Washington Senior High School in 1962. He received a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966, and a master's degree in journalism in 1971, both from the University of Iowa.

Camp was married to Susan Lee Jones in 1966, and has two children, Roswell Camp and Emily Curtis, and three grandchildren, Benjamin, Daniel and Gabriel Curtis. His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.

After graduating from the University of Iowa in 1966, Camp spent two years in the U.S. Army, during which he served in Korea. He then worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Southeast Missourian for a year, returning to University of Iowa in 1970 for his master's degree.

He was a reporter and an editor at The Miami Herald from 1971-1978, and a reporter and columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 1978-1990. He continues to do occasional journalism, and was embedded with the 2-147 Air Assault Battalion during the Iraq War.

He is the principal financial backer of the Beth-Shean Valley Archaeological Project in the Jordan River Valley of Israel, with a website at www.rehov.org

In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art (painting) and photography; he occasionally writes on-line articles on both. He enjoys reading history. He is interested in a number of outdoor sports, including hunting and fishing, canoeing, and skiing. He has, on occasion, both sailed and SCUBA-dived. In 2010, he was thrown from a horse in the hills above Hollywood, CA, and spent three months limping around and cursing horses. He is a golfer. He has homes in Lakeland Shores, Minnesota, east of St. Paul, and in Pasadena, California.

 

Books:

Deadline, October 2014
Hardcover
Field Of Prey, May 2014
Prey Series #24
Hardcover
Secret Prey, November 2013
A Lucas Davenport Novel
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Storm Front, October 2013
Virgil Flowers #7
Hardcover
Silken Prey, May 2013
Lucas Davenport #23
Hardcover
Sudden Prey, November 2012
Paperback (reprint)
Mad River, October 2012
Virgil Flowers #6
Hardcover
Shock Wave, October 2012
Virgil Flowers #5
Paperback (reprint)
Shock Wave, October 2011
Virgil Flowers #5
Hardcover
Buried Prey, May 2011
Lucas Davenport, Prey #21
Hardcover
Bad Blood, October 2010
Virgil Flowers #4
Hardcover
Wicked Prey, May 2010
Lucas Davenport #19
Paperback (reprint)
Rough Country, October 2009
Virgil Flowers #3
Hardcover
Wicked Prey, May 2009
Hardcover
Heat Lightning, October 2008
Virgil Flowers #2
Hardcover
Phantom Prey, May 2008
Lucas Davenport Mysteries
Hardcover
Dark of the Moon, October 2007
Virgil Flowers #1
Hardcover
Invisible Prey, May 2007
Lucas Davenport - Book 17
Hardcover
Dead Watch, May 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Eyes of Prey, March 2007
Paperback
Dead Watch, May 2006
Hardcover
Broken Prey, May 2005
Lucas Davenport Mysteries
Hardcover

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