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Two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke was born in Texas in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He received a BA and an MA from the University of Missouri. Over the years he has worked in the oil business and journalism, and as a social worker and teacher. His best-known character, David Robicheaux, has been portrayed by Alec Baldwin in Heaven's Prisoners and by Tommy Lee Jones for In the Electric Mist. In addition to his Edgar Awards, Burke has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and has been honored with a Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. He lives in Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana.

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