Douglas Kennedy's novels — The Big Picture, The Joband The Pursuit of Happiness — have all been critically praised bestsellers. His first novel, The Dead Heart, has been filmed as Welcome to Woop-Woop. He is also the author of three acclaimed travel books: Beyond the Pyramids, In God’s Countryand Chasing Mammon. His work has been translated into sixteen languages. Born in Manhattan in 1955, he lives in London with his wife and two children.