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James Lee Burke was born on December 5, 1936 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is a writer, known for Heaven's Prisoners (1996), In the Electric Mist (2009) and Winter Light (2015). He has been married to Pai Chu since 1960. They have four children. See full bio »

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Known For

Winter Light Writer
Two for Texas Writer


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 2015 Winter Light (Short) (short story)
 2009 In the Electric Mist (novel "In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead")
 1998 Two for Texas (TV Movie) (novel)
 1996 Heaven's Prisoners (book)
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 2016 Druckfrisch (TV Series)
- Episode #1.125 (2016) ... Self
 2008 James Lee Burke, Louisiana Stories (Documentary)
 1998 The Criminal Calendar (TV Series)
- James Lee Burke (1998) ... Self

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Other Works:

Novel (featuring Dave Robicheaux): Burning Angel See more »

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Pai Chu  (4 children)

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His Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel "The Lost Get-Back Boogie" was rejected more than 100 times over nine years before being published.

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