Career Highlights

  • Has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.
  • Practiced law in Washington, DC for nine years before becoming an author.
  • His works have been translated into 35 languages and sold in more than 80 countries.
  • His novel "Absolute Power" was turned into a major motion picture (IMDB) starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman
  • "Total Control" won the 1997 Gold Medal Award for Best Mystery/Thriller from the Southern Writers Guild.
Career Overview

    David Baldacci, award-wining American novelist, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Arts and went on to get his law degree from the University of Virginia. He practiced law for nine years in Washington, DC before becoming an author. Since then Baldacci has become an extremely successful novelist, publishing seventeen novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers. His novel “Absolute Power” was turned into a major motion picture staring Gene Hackman and Clint Eastwood.

    Baldacci’s work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and journals worldwide. He has also appeared on many television and radio shows. He and his family created their own foundation, the Wish You Well Foundation, which supports family literacy by promoting the development of new and existing education and literacy programs. Baldacci also serves as a national ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and participates in numerous charities.

Our Interview

    David Baldacci and Janell Snowden discuss the best-seller’s motivation to switch career paths as an attorney, and pursue his dream as an author. Baldacci took student questions sharing his insight into the publication process, his financial success and celebrity encounters. Baldacci also offers tips for aspiring writers.

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