Nelson DeMille has written 12 best-selling novels, with more than 50 million copies of his books in print worldwide. His novels have been translated into more than 21 languages and published in 30 countries. Several of his novels have been optioned by film studios: The General's Daughter, starring John Travolta; Up Country, currently being developed by Paramount Pictures and is the sequel to The General's Daughter; The Charm School, which has sold almost 15 million copies worldwide since it was published in 1988 and has been optioned by Crusader Entertainment; and Plum Island and The Lion's Game, both currently being developed by Columbia Pictures.
His other novels include Spencerville, The Gold Coast, The Talbot Odyssey, Cathedral and By the Rivers of Babylon, and he co-authored Mayday, with Thomas Block. DeMille is now working on an untitled novel that will bring back detective John Corey, the popular character from his novels Plum Island and The Lion's Game. He also wrote a short story for Otto Penzler's Dangerous Women anthology and will be a guest editor for Penzler's Best American Mystery Stories.
DeMille has been awarded several honorary doctorate degrees, including a Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, a Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Hofstra in 1970 and also received the school's Estabrook Award. DeMille was a first lieutenant in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969. He saw action in Vietnam and was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
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