Patrick Robinson is an international best-selling novelist and newspaper columnist renowned for his action-packed thrillers that read like blockbuster movies with tough heroes and sinister antagonists.
He is best known as coauthor of Lone Survivor, from which the 2013 movie starring Mark Wahlberg was adapted. Additionally, he has written several bestsellers such as Nimitz Class and Sandy Woodward’s Falklands War memoir.
Early Life and Education
Robinson made his mark early on as a journalist, writing daily newspaper columns. However, in 1992 he decided to make the transition into novel writing and quickly achieved international renown as an internationally bestselling author. To date he has published thirty nonfiction books covering a variety of subjects; co-authoring several others with Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell such as Lone Survivor which reached New York Times bestseller status in 1998.
At present, Robinson splits his time between Ireland and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. As an author known for naval thrillers that have proved immensely popular with readers, as well as having appeared in multiple TV shows and musical performances; additionally he is actively sharing family photos on social media sites like Facebook.
Patrick Robinson is an esteemed novelist, newspaper columnist, and nonfiction best-seller renowned for selling millions of copies worldwide in over twenty languages.
His most recent bestseller is A Colossal Failure of Common Sense, about Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. Additionally, he co-wrote Lone Survivor with Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell as well as multiple suspense novels.
Nimitz Class was an instant bestseller and was almost made into a film adaptation, though ultimately director John McTiernan decided against doing it. Additionally, he has appeared in television shows such as Casualty and Rough Crossings at Orchard Theatre in Deptford.
Achievement and Honors
Patrick Robinson has sold millions of books worldwide and his work is published in over 20 languages. Although his nonfiction writing has also received much acclaim, his greatest successes lie with novels. Co-authoring #1 New York Times Bestseller Lone Survivor with Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell for example is among his achievements; similarly he also co-wrote international bestselling thrillers such as Nimitz Class, To the Death, Hunter Killer and Diamondhead are other examples.
He writes Navy SEAL-inspired thriller novels that rival those by Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler and Frederick Forsyth. A true techno-thriller author, Robinson recently achieved great success with A Colossal Failure of Common Sense the Inside Story of Lehman Brothers Collapse which became a New York Times Bestseller and has earned Robinson multiple literary awards including nominations for a Pulitzer Prize and numerous literary honors.
Patrick Robinson remains private when it comes to his personal life, keeping details about his wife or children to himself.
Robinson has sold millions of copies worldwide and published them in over twenty languages. His first novel, Nimitz Class, came close to becoming a movie when John McTiernan optioned its rights but ultimately never materialized into production.
Robinson’s novels are geopolitical tales that explore anti-terrorism and balance of world power through naval themes, often featuring submarines, underwater action scenes, oil terminals exploding and US Navy SEAL operations in remote corners. His writing style is fast-paced and exciting – keeping readers on their toes throughout each installment!
Robinson is well known for writing suspense thriller novels. Additionally, he co-authored several nonfiction works. Nimitz Class was his debut novel and received favorable reviews both from readers and critics alike.
Robinson became a world-class boxer during his youth, winning both the world welterweight title in 1946 and middleweight championship in 1951. Following retirement in 1952, however, he came back two-and-a-half years later to fight Joey Maxim for World Light heavyweight championship title.
Robinson is an esteemed chef and reality TV star, yet remains undeclared as to his net worth or salary. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Robinson also appears as host and executive chef on Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean show.