Dennis Lehane



Dennis Lehane grew up in Boston. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he has published nine more novels with William Morrow & Co. that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My HandSacredGone, Baby, GonePrayers for RainMystic RiverShutter IslandThe Given DayMoonlight Mile; and Live by Night. His newest novel, World Gone By, was published in March 2015. Three of his novels—Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island—have been adapted into award-winning films. In addition, Mystic River was a finalist for the 2001 PEN/Winship Award and won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Dilys Award from the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association, and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. His novel, Live by Night, was awarded the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year. Live by Night was also awarded the gold medal for general fiction in the annual Florida Book Awards and was in the top 3 of Readers Choice Awards at The House of Crime and Mystery.