• I have a graduate degree from Penn State. I studied at Penn State under a noted Hemingway scholar, Philip Young. I had an interest in thrillers, and it occurred to me that Hemingway wrote many action scenes: the war scenes in 'A Farewell to Arms' and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' come to mind. But the scenes don't feel pulpy.

    "Writer-to-Writer: A Conversation David Morrell, Master of the Modern Thriller". Interview with Mark Rubinstein, November 4, 2013.