John Searles


John Searles

February 2015 Artist in Residence

Writer, Essayist, Book Critic
New York City, NY


Workshop at The Studios: 7 Things I Know about Writing with John Searles

John Searles is the author of three novels. Upon the publication of his first novel, Boy Still Missing, TIME named him a “Person to Watch” and the New York Daily News named him a “New Yorker to Watch”. Strange But True, was named the Best Book of 2004 by Searles’ most recent novel, Help for the Haunted, won the American Library Association Alex Award and was named as an Amazon Top 10 Mystery and Suspense Novel of 2013, a Boston Globe Top 10 Crime Novel of 2013, and an Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Must Read. His essays have appeared in The Washington Post, the New York Times, and other national magazines and newspapers. He appears frequently as a book critic on morning television shows including NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, Live! With Regis and Kelly, Charlie Rose, and CNN to discuss his favorite book selections.