Douglas Kennedy

Douglas Kennedy is a novelist and travel writer living in Manhattan New York. He is comfortable with other languages as French, German along with his native language English. He usually writes fiction novels.

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Kennedy’s father was a commodity trader and also worked for NBC as an assistant in production. He attended Collegiate School, and later went to Bowdin College from graduation. He also joined Trinity College for a year. He has done his masters in history, thinking that it would help him to grow as a novelist. He says that in his novels, things are inspired from the human behavior which is self repeating, the idea which is generated from history.

He started his carrier in Dublin, where he ran a theatre with one of his friend. After sometime he was offered to run a country theatre The Peacock. Till the age of twenty-eight he was there and then he left his job and decided to dedicate his full time to writing. He started writing stage shows and radio plays. After writing a few, he thought of writing a book.  His first book was base on his journey to Egypt and a kind of its experience. He, with his wife shifted to London, where he started his Journalism carrier. He started writing for magazines and newspapers.

He has till now written eleven novels that have been translated in more than 20 countries.  His novels as The moment, Leaving The World were in French and were on the bestseller list.     For his works he received French Award and a Grand Prix too.

Kennedy couple has two children, son Max and daughter Amelia. His work keeps him busy so he is on travel to many places.

Kennedy’s novels have inspired many directors to make films on his stories. His novels The Dead Heart, The Big Picture and The Woman in the Fifth are few novels which inspired movies in French. The novels, from where the base story is adopted were among the best sellers.


Travel stories:

Beyond the pyramid-1988

In God’s Country-1989

Chasing Mammon-1992


The Dead Heart-1994

The Big Picture-1997

The Job-1998

The Pursuit of happiness-2001

A Special Relationship-2003

State of the Union-2005


The Woman in the Fifth-2007

Leaving the world-2010

The Moment-2011

Five days-2013

Kennedy is considered as one of the best sellers in U.S. and France.  His novels are awaited by his readers, and highly praised as they are mostly based on the views and sentiments of human life.


Kennedy usually writes his novels based on his personal experiences of life. He touches the untouched parts of human life, which most of people don’t share with others. This is one of the reason he is one of most read novelist of country. He drags his inspiration from his life since, child hood till date and creates what is loved by millions of people. 

His latest novel five days is on book stalls and is selling hot.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 14 Sep, 1915
Age: 104 yrs
Occupations: Actor
Television actor
Film actor
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: New York City
Education: Amherst College
Deerfield Academy
Gender: Male
Description: American supporting actor
Net Worth 2021: 6 million
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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