31 Aug 2014

Author Lee Child discusses losing his job and finding Jack Reacher

From Sunday Morning, 10:31 am on 31 August 2014

Lee Child copyright Sigrid Estrada
Lee Child © Sigrid Estrada.

One of Lee Child's thrillers featuring his hero Jack Reacher is bought somewhere in the world every 20 seconds. Per capita, sale of his books in New Zealand out-sells all other markets. Lee Child describes New Zealand as “the world centre of Reacher madness”.

The latest Jack Reacher book, Personal, is the story of a sniper with a grudge which sees the lone drifter Reacher dragged into the cross-hairs.

Wallace Chapman talks to Lee Child about the success of the Jack Reacher stories, his writing process, and his use of weed.