VJ Books Presents Author Dennis Lehane!
Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston's inner-city. He has an MFA from Florida International University.
His first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award. Mystic River won the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best First Novel, the Dilys Award, and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction.
Lehane adapted his short story Animal Rescue, as a feature for the Chernin Company and Fox Searchlight.
Lehane was a staff writer on the acclaimed HBO series The Wire and a writer-producer on the 4th season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Lehane currently has three dramatic series in development at HBO, Showtime, and WGN America.
In 2017 Live by Night was released as a major motion picture directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
Lehane and his family live in California.
Dennis Lehane Bibliography
- A Drink Before the War - 1994
- Darkness, Take My Hand - 1996
- Sacred - 1997
- Gone, Baby, Gone - 1998
- Prayers for Rain - 1999
- Moonlight Mile - 2010
- The Given Day - 2008
- Live By Night - 2012
- World Gone By - 2015
- Mystic River - 2001
- Shutter Island - 2003
- Coronado: Stories - 2006
- The Drop - 2014
- Since We Fell - May 2017
Dennis Lehane Awards
- Shamus Award for Best First Novel, 1995 for A Drink Before the War
- Anthony Award for Best Novel, 2002 for Mystic River
- Barry Award for Best Novel, 2002 for Mystic River
- Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Dilys Award for Best Novel of the Year, 2002 for Mystic River
- Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, 2002 for Mystic River
- Prix Mystère de la Critique, 2003 for Mystic River
- Prix des Libraires (Quebec), 2003 for Mystic River
- 2010 winner of el Premio del Gremio de Libreros de Madrid - Madrid booksellers' prize) for The Given Day
- 2013 Edgar Award for Best Novel for Live By Night
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