About – Dean Koontz
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About Dean

When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in 38 languages and he has sold over 500 million copies to date.

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Essays
Essays
The Voice of the Night: now available with new audio

September! Everywhere I turn, I’m being told, often forcefully, “It’s back-to-school month!” No way. I refuse. I’m not going back. I endured twelve years of school and four years of college, and I’m not subjecting myself to that again. If they want to come for me with cattle prods and guns, let them come.

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FAQ
FAQ
How important were college creative-writing courses to your success?—Alberto, Washington

I’m sure that the right teacher, in a well-designed course, can be a great help to beginning writers who are trying to find their way, but I have no personal experience of that. I found my own way by doing two things. First, I read 150 books a year, sometimes more, (very little TV, later…

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