Birth: October 31, 1953, New York, USA
Don Winslow is a New York Times bestselling author and he has written twenty-one novels, including The Border, The Force, The Kings of Cool, Savages, The Winter of Frankie Machine and the highly acclaimed epics The Power of the Dog and The Cartel.
His novels have attracted the attention of filmmakers and actors such as Oliver Stone, Michael Mann, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio. Twentieth Century Fox has optioned his next novel about a NYPD cop as well as The Cartel and The Power of the Dog. Earlier books Savages and The Death and Life of Bobby Z were made into films, too.
In addition to his novels, Winslow has published numerous short stories in anthologies and magazines such as Esquire, the LA Times Magazine and Playboy. His columns have appeared in the Vanity Fair, Vulture, Huffington Post, CNN Online, and other outlets.
Winslow is the recipient of the Raymond Chandler Award (Italy), the LA Times Book Prize, the Ian Fleming Silver Dagger (UK), The RBA Literary Prize (Spain) and many other prestigious awards.
Quotes by Don Winslow
“If the world played fair, he’d play fair. But the cards are stacked against the prosecutors and police. Miranda, Mapp, all the other Supreme Court decisions, give the advantage to the skels.” Don Winslow
“It only makes sense, he thinks, that people whose only loyalty is to money would find each other. Shit seeks its own level.” Don Winslow
“Why do women love to talk about love?” Giorgio asks. “Why don’t men, is more the question,” Ana says.” Don Winslow
“I don’t know what the hell I was doing, all right?! I don’t recognize myself. I don’t know who I am anymore. And it’s all fun and games until someone loses an I.” Don Winslow
“You do not avenge a murder by killing, you avenge it by living.” Don Winslow
“In America, everything is about systems,” Barrera said. “In Mexico, everything is about personal relationships.” Don Winslow
“Life is trying to kill us,” she says. Life, Malone thinks, is trying to kill everyone. And it always succeeds. Sometimes before you die.” Don Winslow
“There are the gods of place and the gods of commerce, and if you have to bet who’s going to win out, put your money on money every time.” Don Winslow
“Opiates are a response to pain. Physical pain, emotional pain, economic pain. He’s looking at all three. The Heroin Trifecta.” Don Winslow
“Your strengths are your weaknesses. The more you try to protect something, the more vulnerable you make it.” Don Winslow
“We will go to heaven or we will go to hell, but we will go together.” Don Winslow
“Guns and dope are the soup and sandwich of American crime.” Don Winslow
“We think we can make honey without sharing in the fate of bees.” Don Winslow
“Truth, justice and the American way. The American way is: truth and justice maybe say hello in the hallway, send each other a Christmas card, but that’s about the extent of their relationship.” Don Winslow
“Deliver my soul from the sword. My love from the power of the dog.” Don Winslow
“Sad Fact of Life: Smart people sometimes get stupid, but stupid people never get smart. Never. Ever.” Don Winslow
“the old “4-4-40” rough standard for human survival: four minutes without air, four days without water, forty days without food.” Don Winslow
“You can either love,” Pablo says, “or you can talk about it. You can’t do both.” Don Winslow
“If you let people believe that you are weak, sooner or later you’re going to have to kill them.” Don Winslow
“If you let people believe that you’re weak, sooner or later you’re going to have to kill them.” Don Winslow