Salon Talks: Author Lee Child

He's sold over 100 million books around the world and he's been simultaneously at the top of the bestseller list in all English language countries. Author Lee Child joined "Salon Talks" to reflect on the success of his Jack Reacher novels series and the Tom Cruise action movie franchise based on the novels. Child's global success was born out of profound professional disappointment. And he still starts each new installment of the series on the anniversary day he began writing the first book in the wake of a job loss.

Watch the video above to hear Child's compelling case for the cathartic use of thrillers and the downside of putting writers into literary genres. Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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