Stephen Hunter is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaperman who recently retired from reviewing movies for the Washington Post. In his spare time over the past few decades, he has written some of the greatest and most under-sung novels in American literature.
It was these novels that first drew my attention to Hunter more than ten years ago, but when I searched the Internet to learn what I could about him, there wasn't much there. And what was there was scattered hither and yon, through dozens of different web locations.
I was just learning to create websites back then, and Hunter seemed like an interesting topic. So I put this site together (in considerably more primitive form than you see). Eventually, the attention I garnered included an occasional note from Stephen Hunter himself, and we finally met over dinner on one of his west coast stops for the Havana book tour in 2003.
At the middle of the decade, Hunter's star continues rising. His 2010 novel, I, Sniper, has garnered the legendary "grand slam" of fiction - rave, pre-release reviews from all four major reviewers in America (Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus and Library Journal). My personal favorite of his novels, Point of Impact, was made into the movie Shooter, grossing over $150-million for its producers. In the ten years between creating Bob Lee Swagger and the character's debut on the silver screen, Hunter wrote a series of awesome novels featuring Bob Lee's father, Earl, fighting in World War Two and beyond. Since Shooter, Hunter has brought back Bob Lee in "47th Samurai," "Night of Thunder," "I, Sniper", "Dead Zero", "The Third Bullet" and "Sniper's Honor."
Sniper's Honor: Hunter's latest book
In this tour de force—part historical thriller, part modern adventure—from the New York Times bestselling author of I, Sniper , Bob Lee Swagger uncovers why WWII's greatest sniper was erased from history…and why her disappearance still matters today.
Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova was once the most hunted woman on earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler.
But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn't know any of that when she encounters a brief mention of Mili in an old Russian propaganda magazine, and becomes interested in the story of a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history.
What you'll find on this website
The News section has instances of Hunter or his books in recent media.
Hunter Highlights offers some of Hunter's writings you may not have seen before.
You can suggest a Frequently Asked Question through the email form at the lower left corner of any page.
Interviews gathers some interviews with Hunter from around the web.
The section titled "Comments on Hunter's Novels" is based on Wordpress, and allows unlimited conversation between us fans. In order to leave a message, you will have to register first. This allows me to easily squash spam before it happens. (Thanks to you frequent visitors who stoically discussed Hunter's books through the erectile disfunction and porn ads on my earlier Postnuke-based bulletin board).
Enjoy, and don't be shy with feedback, especially if you have some ideas for improvement.