Clive Cussler (Author)

About

Clive Cussler
Date: 2002-10-18

Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of twenty previous bestselling books. He divides his time between Arizona and Colorado.

Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA FILES novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.

He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London.

A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

Want more? Sign up to the Cussler Down Under newsletter

Visit Clive Cussler on Facebook

By this author

{view all}
Book Cover:  Arctic Drift: A Dirk Pitt Adventure
Arctic Drift is a white-knuckle ride of a novel that once picked up you won't want to put down.
Arctic Drift is a white-knuckle ride of a novel that once picked up you won't want to put down.
Published: 19/11/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781405916202
Book Cover:  Assassin: An Isaac Bell Adventure, The
Kansas, 1905

 

On a new well out on the plains an assassin's bullet kills oilman Spike Hopewell. Minutes later an explosion rips apart his refinery.

 

Death and destruction - just another bad day at the well?

 

Except Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency witnessed everything. He's trailing a murderer who has been targeting anyone brave enough to stand against the powerful interests...

Kansas, 1905

 

On a new well out on the plains an assassin's bullet kills oilman Spike Hopewell. Minutes later an explosion rips apart his refinery.

 

Death and destruction - just another bad...

Published: 01/02/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781405919609
Book Cover:  Assassin: An Isaac Bell Adventure, The
As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn.
As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn.
Published: 25/03/2015
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780718180386
Book Cover:  Atlantis Found: A Dirk Pitt Adventure
Packed with blistering action and hair-raising suspense, Atlantis Found is Clive Cussler at his brilliant best.
Packed with blistering action and hair-raising suspense, Atlantis Found is Clive Cussler at his brilliant best.
Published: 04/07/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718159757
Book Cover:  Black Wind: A Dirk Pitt Adventure

In the dark, final days of World War Two, two submarines set out from Japan bearing a deadly virus destined for US cities. But neither boat was heard of again . . .

In the dark, final days of World War Two, two submarines set out from Japan bearing a deadly virus destined for US cities. But neither boat was heard of again . . .

Published: 19/09/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718197520

News

{ view all }
20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

Social Feed

{ }

Penguin TV

{ }

Pictures

{ }