A Brief Biography
Rodman Philbrick grew up on the coast of New Hampshire and has been writing novels since the age of sixteen. For a number of years he published mystery and suspense novels for adults. Two of his detective novels were nominated for the Shamus Award. ‘Brothers & Sinners’ finally won the Shamus outright in 1993.
In that same year his debut young adult novel ‘Freak the Mighty’ won numerous awards and was eventually made into the feature film ‘The Mighty’, starring Sharon Stone and James Gandolfini. 'Freak The Mighty' has become a standard reading selection in thousands of classrooms worldwide, and now has nearly three million copies in print.
Philbrick's young adult novel ‘The Young Man And The Sea’ draws upon his youthful experiences as a boat builder, and his vivid memories of growing up in a small town on the coast of New England. In 2010 his novel ‘The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P.Figg’, set at the time of the Civil War, won a Newbery Honor. His new novel, ‘Zane and The Hurricane, A story of Katrina’ will be published in March 2014.
Philbrick continues to write thrillers for adults. His latest, ‘Measure of Darkness’, is available in paperback, ebook, and kindle editions from Mira Books.
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