Alafair Burke

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Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke is the author of ten previous novels, including The Ex, which was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She also co-authors the bestselling Under Suspicion series with Mary Higgins Clark.

She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, and is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. Alafair lives in Manhattan.


Interviewed 03 February 2018

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Sixteen novels (four co-authored), law professor, former prosecutor and shop-girl.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

Laptop, left leg crossed over my right, two sleeping dogs, new Michael Connelly novel, iced tea, favorite bookbag, my reflection in the mirror, and all of New York City waiting outside.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Remove Chinese food from take-out boxes.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Barack Obama, Shonda Rhimes, Cass Sunstein, Sandra Day O’Connor, Jake Tapper, Howard Stern, JK Rowling.

Six things you can't live without ...

My husband, books, exercise, pasta, lip balm, friends.

Five favourite words ...

I finished writing a book.

Four places you'd run away to ...

Anguilla, Florence, Portland (Oregon), Paris.

Three books you've bought recently ...

The Midnight Line (Lee Child), What Happened (Hillary Clinton), Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (Katy Tur).

Two things that make you rant ...

Bad food; bad politics.

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

Have fun but not too much fun.