Harlan Coben – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Harlan Coben American Writer

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 6 feet 3 inches (1.93 m)
Weight 86 kg (190 lbs)
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Hazel

Gender Male
Age 62 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth January 4, 1962
Full Name Harlan Coben
Profession Writer
Nationality American
Birthplace Newark, New Jersey, United States
Religion Judaism
Published on August 18, 2023 on 10:16 AM
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Harlan Coben is an American author, famous for his mystery novels and thrilling books that he wrote. For his exceptional contributions to the world of literature, he has won many prestigious awards that includes Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and Anthony Award. His books are being translated into 43 languages, and have witnessed an impressive circulation of over 60 million copies.

Harlan Coben is from Jewish family background who was born in Newark, New Jersey and later moved to Livingston. He graduated from Livingston High School. Upon his graduation in 1984, Coben started his career in the travel industry, working within a business owned by his grandfather. That’s where he pens down his debut, the romantically suspenseful thriller i.e., Play Dead which would see the light of publication when he was a mere 26 years old, in 1990.

In 2001, Coben wrote Tell No One a standalone thriller, marking a departure from the Myron Bolitar series. The impact of this work was far-reaching, extending to a French-language film released in 2006. With Hold Tight which was published on April 15, 2008, Coben continued to publish a variety of stand-alone books and accomplished the remarkable feat of making its debut at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list.

Coben published a short story in 2003 that was a heartfelt reflection on the death of his father from a heart attack in 1988 at the age of 59. This heartfelt account, with the title The Key to My Father appeared in The New York Times on June 15, 2003, Father’s Day.




Harlan Coben Education

Qualification: Graduated

College: Livingston High School
Amherst College studied political science

Harlan Coben Career

Profession: Writer

Known For: Writing mystery novels and thrillers

Family & Relatives

Father: Carl Gerald Coben

Mother: Barbara Coben

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Anne Armstrong-Coben

No. of Children: 4

Son: Ben Coben, Will Coben

Daughter: Charlotte Coben, Eve Coben

Harlan Coben’s Shelter is out on Amazon prime, date of release i.e., August 18, 2023. [1]

Facts You Never Knew About Harlan Coben

  • Chris Christie is his childhood friend (55th governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018)
  • Coben realized that he wanted to become writer when he was in senior year at college
  • He attended same college as Dan Brown (author and friend) who still keeps in touch


Who is Harlan Coben?

Harlan Coben is an American writer, born on 04 January, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

How old is Harlan Coben?

Harlan Coben is 62 years old as of July 2024.

How tall is Harlan Coben?

Harlan Coben is 6 feet 3 inches (1.93 m).


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