ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST
Fiction, Crime, Noir
John’s debut novel, Three-Fifths, was named one of the best books of 2019 by the Chicago Tribune. In the U.K., Three-Fifths was named a Book of the Year by The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, and The Guardian. Rights to Three-Fifths have been sold in France, Japan, Spain, Brazil, Germany, Mainland China, and the U.K. In 2021, Three-Fifths was added to the curriculum of the course “Crime in American Film & Literature” at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In addition, Wilton High School in Wilton, Connecticut added Three-Fifths to their curated collection of titles for their 2021 town-wide reading program. His second novel, After the Lights Go Out, was published by Soho Press on June 7, 2022. French and U.K. rights have also been sold. You can find John on Twitter and Instagram @jverchwrites.