Douglas Kennedy

Douglas Kennedy is the author of eleven previous novels, including the international bestsellers The Moment and Five Days. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages, and in 2007 he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He divides his time between London, New York, and Montreal, and has two children. Find out more at

Books by this Author

The Douglas Kennedy Collection #3
The Blue Hour
The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag
Five Days
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Author Appearances

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Author Revealed

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Is there such a thing? Happiness, for me, is a moment here-and-there when everything that crowds your life drops away and you are simply aware of the pleasure of the moment.
Or perhaps it's walking Popham Beach near my house in Maine - and the most beautiful beach in New England - with
my two very wonderful children, Max and Amelia, on a winter's day when we had the entire three miles of sand to ourselves, and nothing really mattered except that we were all together on this extraordinary stretch of the Maine Coast.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I am rather happy being me... finally!

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. My profession is that of a novelist. My avocational interests are: cinema, classical music, jazz, and - of course - the world of books.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning", "Someone to Watch Over Me". "Summertime", "Finishing the Hat" (from Sondheim's 'Sunday in the Park with George"), "With a Little Help From My Friends", "Now You Know" (from Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along")