Colin Harrison


Colin Harrison is the author of the novels You Belong to Me, Break and EnterBodies ElectricManhattan NocturneAfterburnThe Havana RoomThe Finder, and Risk. He serves as the editor in chief at Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. A graduate of Haverford College and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is married to the writer Kathryn Harrison and lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Jamesport, Long Island.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

New York City is always edged with the noir possibility, if only one will see or feel it–on the streets, in the bars, in the bedrooms…anywhere desire and desperation collide. It is these stories I try to tell.

Crime favourites

book : BUtterfield 8, (1935) by John O’Hara.

movie : Mulholland Falls, (1996) starring Nick Nolte, John Malkovich, and Jennifer Connelly, written by Pete Dexter.

author : Alan Furst; although Furst is seen as a writer of World War II spy dramas, he is also a practitioner of noir.