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Laird Koenig
American writer

Laird Koenig

Laird Koenig
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Intro American writer
Is Writer Screenwriter Novelist
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 24 September 1927, Seattle
Age 94 years
Star sign Libra
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Laird Koenig (born September 24, 1927 in Seattle, Washington) is an American author. His best-known work is The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, a novel published in 1974. The novel was adapted into a movie starring Jodie Foster. He also wrote a play based on the novel.


  • The Children are Watching (w. Peter L. Dixon) (Ballantine, 1970) (filmed as Attention, The Kids Are Watching, 1978)
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (Coward-McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1974) (filmed 1976)
  • Islands (Dell, 1980)
  • The Neighbor (Avon, 1978) (filmed as Killing 'em Softly, 1982)
  • Rockabye (St. Martin's Press, 1981) (filmed 1986)
  • The Disciple (Bantam, 1983)
  • The Sea Wife (Warner Books, 1986)
  • Rising Sun (1986)
  • Morning Sun : The Story of Madam Butterfly's Boy (Prospecta Press, 2012)


  • The Dozens. Dramatist's Play Service, New York 1969
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. Dramatist's Play Service, New York 1997, ISBN 0-8222-1571-3


  • The Cat (w. William Redlin), 1966
  • Flipper (TV series), episodes, 1966–1967
  • The High Chaparral (TV series), episodes, 1970
  • Red Sun [w. Dene Bart Petitclerc, William Roberts, Lawrence Roman], 1971
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, 1976 (from own novel)
  • Bloodline, 1979 (from Sidney Sheldon novel)
  • Inchon (w. Robin Moore), 1981 (from story by Moore and Paul Savage)
  • Rockabye, 1986 (from own novel)
  • Stillwatch (w. David E. Peckinpah), 1987 (from Mary Higgins Clark novel)
  • The Fulfilment of Mary Gray, 1989 (from LaVyrle Spencer novel)
  • Tennessee Nights, 1989 (from Hans Werner Kettenbach novel)
  • Lady Against the Odds [w. Bruce Murkoff], 1992 [from Rex Stout novel, The Hand in the Glove]


  • (Unknown) for "Intrigues" (French TV series), 1985 (probably The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane)

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