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Paula Hawkins (2) (1972–)

Autor(a) de The Girl on the Train

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About the Author

Paula Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe on August 26, 1972. She studied philosophy, politics, and economics at the University of Oxford. She worked as a journalist for fifteen years and wrote a financial advice book for women entitled The Money Goddess. Her first novel, The Girl on the Train, was mostrar mais published in 2015 and was released as a feature film in 2016. She made the Hollywood Reporter's ' 25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list, entering at number 19. Her title, Into the Water, made the IBook Bestsellers List in 2017. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train (2015) 17,464 exemplares
Into the Water (2017) 4,479 exemplares
A Slow Fire Burning (2021) 1,361 exemplares
The Girl on the Train [2016 film] (2014) — Novel — 139 exemplares
All I Want for Christmas (2010) 46 exemplares
One Minute to Midnight (2011) 43 exemplares
Blind Spot (2022) 42 exemplares
The Reunion (2013) 26 exemplares
[Title missing] 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Excellence (1984) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Hawkins, Paula
Outros nomes
Silver, Amy
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe)
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Keble College, University of Oxford
The Times

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Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She lives in London. The Girl on the Train is her first thriller. Also authored nonfiction: Selling Houses, The Money Goddess, and The Life Doctor. Wrote romantic comedy fiction under the name Amy Silver.

Paula Hawkins (born 26 August 1972) is a Zimbabwe-born British author, best known for her best-selling psychological thriller novel The Girl on the Train (2015). Hawkins' second thriller novel, Into the Water, was released in 2017.

Hawkins was born and raised in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe). Her father was an economics professor and financial journalist. Before moving to London in 1989 at the age of 17, Hawkins attended Arundel School, Harare, Zimbabwe then studied for her A-Levels at Collingham College, an independent college in Kensington, West London. Hawkins read philosophy, politics and economics at Keble College, University of Oxford.

She worked as a journalist for 15 years, including The Times' business sections and a number of publications on a freelance basis, and wrote a financial advice book for women, The Money Goddess. Hawkins wrote 4 romantic comedy novels under the name Amy Silver, including Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista.

Hawkins then challenged herself to write a darker, more serious story. Thi s became her breakthrough novel The Girl on the Train (2015), a complex thriller, with themes of domestic violence, alcohol, and drug abuse. This took her 6 months writing full time to complete, nd she had to borrow money from her father. The novel was adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt in 2016. In November 2016, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women. She lives in South London.



BooksInMirror | 214 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
A young man has been murdered on his houseboat. A troubled girl, Laura, is the likely culprit.

The cast of characters including an author, a grieving mother, an old neighbour, a houseboat dweller, didn’t particularly rivet me, but I did think the feckless young Laura, always landing trouble on her head, was particularly well drawn.
LARA335 | 39 outras críticas | Feb 9, 2024 |
A bit convoluted but couldn't put it down.
chailatte | 214 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2024 |
This one makes you anxious and worried and scared all at the same time, until the end when you realize what is going on. Then it becomes a matter of "I should have seen that." What makes you anxious is that the protagonist is not the best of people, yet she wants to be, and that causes more problems than if she just left things alone. Except, it doesn't.

Read it. Do it in one setting.
BrandyWinn | 1,107 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2024 |



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