Alex Michaelides
New York Times Bestselling Author


Alex Michaelides is the New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient. He holds an MA in English Literature from Cambridge University and an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Alex wrote the film Devil You Know, starring Rosamund Pike, and co-wrote the film The Con is On, starring Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Sofia Vergara, and Parker Posey. He has been hired to write the screenplay of The Silent Patient by Plan B productions.

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The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

The Silent Patient Alex Michaelides talks about his personal experience – his journey as a writer and a person. Alex went back and forth between writing and psychotherapy – he had a lot of personal therapy, as well as studied it at a postgraduate level (although he never graduated) and worked in a secure psychiatric facility for teenagers. Alex had a disillusioning and demoralizing career as a screenwriter, while battling a lot of self-doubt. Ultimately it was the decision to try to have complete creative control over a project and write a novel, that changed everything. The Silent Patient has sold in 44 countries, a record for a debut author, and went in the New York Times at number one, a first for a British debut novelist. For Alex, it’s very much about transcending self-doubt and negative critical thoughts, and persevering, while staying true to who you are, really. It’s about authenticity and perseverance. And that transforms your life. So it’s an inspirational, motivational speech.


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Read Publishers Weekly’s review of Alex Michaelides’s The Silent Patient.

The Sunday Chronicles  reviewed Alex Michaelides’s The Silent Patient with four stars.

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