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paul mceuen
paul mceuen


July 14, 2012
SPIRAL is the Thriller debut of the year!
In a gala ceremony at the Hyatt in New York, SPIRAL is selected at the Debut Thriller of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. Other winners include Steven King for Best Novel and Jeff Abbott for Best Paperback Original.

June 2012
SPIRAL selected as one of five finalists for the 2012 Nero Award.
The full list of nominees are:

April 2012
SPIRAL nominated for 2012 ITW Thriller Debut of the Year.
The full list of nominees are:

May 1, 2011
SPIRAL doubles up on Booklist's top 10 for 2011.
"First-novelist McEuen pulls off a rare Booklist double-double: listings on both our top 10 crime novels of the year and our top 10 debuts."
   —Bill Ott (read the full review)

April 18, 2011
SPIRAL Spiral reviewed in the LA Times.
"Over the last few decades the intelligent thriller has become an oxymoron...However, Spiral by Paul McEuen represents a return to form."
   —Miles Corwin (read the full review)

March 22, 2011
SPIRAL goes on sale in the US!

March 17, 2011
SPIRAL debuts in the United Kingdom.

March 18, 2011
SPIRAL infects the Wall Street Journal.
Big Sales for Tiny-Robot Tale:
With a story of nanotechnology, a professor's first novel spreads around the world. Read the full article.

March 13, 2011
SPIRAL reviewed in the New York Times.
Very, Very Bad Things, Very, Very Tiny Packages by Janet Maslin:
"Paul McEuen's techno-thriller, Spiral, sounds like something written by Michael Crichton in his prime...."
   —New York Times (read the full review)

March 9, 2011
Nature Magazine gives SPIRAL a glowing review.
Fiction: Attack of the killer fungi: Philip Ball applauds physicist Paul McEuen's debut thriller about a madness-inducing mould.

January 26, 2011
SPIRAL selected as Review of the Day at Booklist.
Spiral. (starred review) McEuen, Paul (Author):
"It's hard to reckon with the realization that a prominent scientist in a cutting-edge field, writing his first novel in his "spare time," has created what may be the most gripping and engrossing thriller this reviewer has ever read in almost 50 years of thriller reading...A stunning achievement."
   —Thomas Gaughan

January 24, 2011
SPIRAL profiled in Publishers Weekly First Fiction, 2011.
Publishers Weekly profiles 10 debut authors. Amazingly, three of them are currently or recently Ithacans.

December 18, 2010
SPIRAL profiled in Die Welt.
Die Welt is one of Germany's largest newspapers. The interviewer came to Ithaca for a day of discussion and tours of the setting of SPIRAL. A great piece, assuming you can read German.

December 1, 2010
SPIRAL debuts in the Netherlands under the title HET EXPERIMENT.

November, 2010
SPIRAL a bestseller in Germany.
SPIRAL makes it to number 45 on Spiegel's extended bestseller list of hardcover fiction.

October 20, 2010
SPIRAL debuts in Germany!
Scherz (the German publisher) has pulled out all the stops, even giving away a car as part of the promotion. Their website for the book is here, including a cool trailer.

April 19, 2010
SPIRAL, the Movie?
SPIRAL has been optioned by Chockstone Pictures, the makers of THE ROAD.