MacDonald, Hector (R.) 1973-

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MACDONALD, Hector (R.) 1973-

PERSONAL: Born April 2, 1973, in Nairobi, Kenya. Education: Oxford University, B.A., 1995; INSEAD, M.B.A., 1999.

ADDRESSES: Home—London, England. Agent—Conville & Walsh, 2 Ganton St., London W1F 7QL, England. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: English teacher in northeastern Brazil; strategy consultant. Writer.

WRITINGS:

The Mind Game, Ballantine Books (New York, NY), 2001.

The Hummingbird Saint, Michael Joseph (London, England), 2003.

Contributor to Girls' Night Out/Boys' Night In, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2001.

SIDELIGHTS: Hector Macdonald grew up in Kenya and was a student at Oxford University. His debut novel, The Mind Game, is set in both places. Booklist contributor Julia Glynn claimed, "Macdonald's debut novel is a tale of intrigue and intimate game playing." Publishers Weekly contributor noted, "First-time novelist Macdonald delivers twists and turns with the ease of an old pro in this brainy, exotic suspense thriller."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, November 15, 2000, Julia Glynn, review of The Mind Game.

Library Journal, November 15, 2000, Linda M. G. Katz, review of The Mind Game, p. 96.

Publishers Weekly, February 19, 2001, review of TheMind Game, p. 70.

Times Literary Supplement, February 2, 2001, Keith Miller, "Messing with the Head," p. 22.

ONLINE

Book Browser,http://www.bookbrowser.com/ (September 5, 2002), Harriet Klausner, review of The Mind Game.

Complete Review,http://www.complete-review.com/ (September 5, 2002), review of The Mind Game.

Hector Macdonald Web site,http://www.hectormacdonald.com (December 26, 2002).

iVenus,http://www.ivenus.com/ (September 5, 2002), Marius Silke, review of The Mind Game.

Murder out There,http://www.murderoutthere.com/ (September 5, 2002), Kerry J. Schooley, review of The Mind Game.

New York Times on the Web,http://www.nytimes.com/ (August 28, 2002), Emily White, review of The Mind Game.

Penguin UK Web site,http://www.penguin.co.uk/ (September 5, 2002).

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