Derek B. Miller is an American novelist and international policy specialist.
His first novel, Norwegian by Night, was nominated for numerous awards including the Crime Writers’ Association’s John Creasy Dagger Award, 2014 (winner); the American Book Seller’s Indie Choice Award 2014 (shortlist); The Barry Award, 2014 (shortlist); the Strand Award, 2014 (shortlist); the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award (shortlist); and a Reader’s Choice Award nominee from the Salt Lake City County Library System.
The novel was also selected as a Top Fiction Title of the Year by The Economist; a Best Crime and Thriller of the Year Pick by the Guardian; and a Best Book of the Year Pick by the Financial Times among others.
It has been published in Norway, Australia, The United States, UK, Israel, Spain, France, Poland, Portugal, Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic.
In a parallel life, Miller is Director of The Policy Lab and a senior fellow with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, where we works closely with Lisa Rudnick on a shared agenda of work to improve the design of policy, programmes and projects on matters of international peace and security, development, and humanitarian action. Miller has a Ph.D. in international relations (Geneva) an MA in national security Studies (Georgetown) and a BA in Liberal Arts (Sarah Lawrence College) and has studied also at The Hebrew University, St. Catherine’s College at Oxford, and Linacre College at Oxford. He has worked in international affairs for over twenty years.
He is married to Camilla Waszink (Norway) woman and they have two children, Julian and Clara (who have the benefits of dual citizenship but don’t know it yet).