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Jack Reacher Author Lee Child

Lee Child’s first thriller featuring Jack Reacher was published 21 years ago. Fans speculate endlessly about what drives that character but what drives Lee Child?

Stephen Sackur speaks to the author Lee Child. Storytelling is one of the most basic human impulses. But few are the storytellers who can draw in millions of readers all over the world, fewer still those who can do it repeatedly. Lee Child’s first thriller featuring former military policeman Jack Reacher was published 21 years ago. His latest is his twenty third and his book sales have topped a hundred million. Fans speculate endlessly about what drives Jack Reacher, but what drives Lee Child?

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