Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman (born 1959) is an American author of detective fiction.


Lippmann was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she now lives. She attended high school in Columbia, Maryland, where she was the captain of the Wilde Lake High School "It's Academic" team. She is best known for writing a series of novels set in Baltimore and featuring Tess Monaghan, a reporter (like Lippman herself) turned private investigator. She is the daughter of Theo Lippman Jr., a well known and respected writer at the Baltimore Sun, and Madeline Lippman, a retired school librarian for the Baltimore City Public School System.

She is in a literary circle that includes George Pelecanos and her husband, David Simon. Lippman has won the Agatha, Anthony, Edgar, Nero and Shamus awards. Her 2003 standalone novel "Every Secret Thing" has been optioned for the movies by Academy Award-winning actor Frances McDormand. Laura Lippman's 2007 release "What the Dead Know", has been shortlisted for the Crime Writer's Association Dagger Award and is the first of her books to make the New York Times bestseller list.

In 2007, she taught at the 3rd Annual Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College (from January 20-28).

She teaches at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore.

Lippman is a former reporter for the Baltimore Sun, as is her husband David Simon, creator and an executive producer of the HBO series "The Wire". Lippmann was also a reporter at the defunct "San Antonio Light".

Lippman lives in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Federal Hill and frequently writes in the neighborhood coffee shop Spoons.Fact|date=September 2008 She appeared on the first scene of the first episode of the last season of The Wire as a reporter working in the Baltimore Sun newsroom. [cite web |url= |title=Interview: Author Laura Lippman on "Another Thing to Fall" |accessdate=2008-09-23 |last=Baker |first=Jeff |date=2008-03-13 | |publisher=The Oregonian ]


* "Baltimore Blues"
* "Charm City"
* "Butchers Hill"
* "In Big Trouble"
* "The Sugar House"
* "In a Strange City"
* "Ropa Vieja" (contributed a short story, along with Elmore Leonard and several other authors)
* "The Last Place"
* "Every Secret Thing"
* "Like A Charm" (contributed a short story, along with Karin Slaughter and several other authors)
* "By A Spider's Thread"
* "To The Power of Three"
* "No Good Deeds"
* "What the Dead Know"
* "Another Thing to Fall"


External links

* [ Laura Lippman home page]
* [ Laura Lippman on "What the Dead Know"] (official publisher web page)
*worldcat id|id=lccn-n00-36081

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