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Tana French Tana French was born in Burlington, Vermont in 1973. She grew up in many places, including Ireland, Italy, and Malawi. French studied acting at Trinity College in Dublin, where she settled after graduating.

As an actor, French has done work in film, voiceover, and especially theater. Acting is not always the most steady of careers, even in success, and she has used the time between roles to write. Her first novel, In the Woods, was published in 2007, and won, quite impressively, the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards for Best First Novel. She has since published five more books in the same Dublin Murder Squad series.

French currently lives in Dublin with her husband. They have two children.

Tana French Book List and Awards
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The Wych Elm
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The Wych Elm by Tana French

The Secret Place
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The Secret Place by Tana French

Broken Harbor
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Broken Harbor by Tana French

Faithful Place
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Faithful Place by Tana French

Tana French Bibliography

Dublin Murder Squad Series

  1. In the Woods - 2007
  2. The Likeness - 2008
  3. Faithful Place - 2010
  4. Broken Harbor - 2012
  5. The Secret Place - 2014
  6. The Trespasser - 2016

Standalone Novels

  • The Wych Elm - 2019

Tana French Awards

  • 2007 Finalist for Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Mystery/Thriller) - 2007
  • Edgar Award, Best First Novel, for In the Woods - 2008
  • Anthony Award, Best First Novel for In the Woods - 2008
  • Macavity Award, Best First Mystery for In the Woods - 2008
  • Barry Award, Best First Novel for In the Woods - 2008
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award nomination for Faithful Place - 2012
  • Irish Book Award, Irish Crime Fiction Award for Broken Harbor - 2012
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Mystery/Thriller) for Broken Harbor - 2012

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