|Born||September 2, 1969|
|Education||Master of Arts|
|Alma mater||University of Pittsburgh|
|Genre||Action-adventure, Action-thriller, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Techno-thriller|
|Notable works||The Plantation|
Sign of the Cross
Sword of God
The Lost Throne
Chris Kuzneski (born 1969) is an American novelist. His eleventh novel, The Prisoner's Gold, won the Thriller Award for the 2016 Book of the Year at a gala hosted by the International Thriller Writers (ITW) in New York City on July 9, 2016. His works have also been honored by the Florida Book Awards and named a Literary Guild's featured selection.
Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kuzneski currently lives in Tampa, Florida. In the fourth grade, he wrote The Monster Cookbook, which so impressed the librarian that it was bound and placed in the school library. He played football at the University of Pittsburgh where he received his undergraduate degree in writing and his master's degree in teaching. While studying at Pitt, he wrote for The Pitt News, the Indiana Gazette, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. From 1992 until 1998, he taught English and coached football in two western Pennsylvania school districts and was selected to Who's Who Among America's Teachers. However, he knew he wanted to be an author, so he left teaching and started working on his first novel, The Plantation.
Payne & Jones series
The Hunters series
The Hunters: Origins series