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David Baldacci, trial and corporate attorney turned author, has written seven original screenplays, short stories, a novella, a children's book series and 14 consecutive New York Times best-sellers, including" The Collectors" (2006), whose crime occurs in the Library of Congress; "Simple Genius" (2007); and "Divine Justice "(2008). Baldacci's latest release, "First Family" (2009), is also a best-seller. With more than 50 million copies in print worldwide, his books have been published in more than 40 languages and in more than 80 countries. A tireless advocate for literacy and the importance of reading, he is the co-founder, with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He lives in Virginia.