Paul Doiron
Massacre Pond by Maine author Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher’s Son, which won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and the Maine Literary Award for Fiction. PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list.

His second book in the Mike Bowditch series, Trespasser, won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction, was an American Booksellers Association Indie Bestseller, and has been called a “masterpiece of high-octane narrative” by Booklist.

The third novel in the series, Bad Little Falls, was a Bookscan Bestseller and a finalist for the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction and the RT Reviewers Choice Award.

Paul’s fourth book, Massacre Pond, received starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly which called it “the best yet in the series.”

The Mike Bowditch novels have been translated into ten languages: German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Hungarian, and Czech. The UK editions of all three books are being published in 2013 by Constable & Robinson.

Paul is the former editor of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He is a former member of the Maine Arts Commission and a current member of the Maine Humanities Council. The Bangor Daily News named Paul one of its 12 Mainers to Watch in 2012. He is also a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine.