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Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane is the author of thirteen novels—including the New York Times best sellers Since We Fell; World Gone By; Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; and The Drop—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play.

Born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Lehane’s first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel. Mystic River was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award and won both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, as well as the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction given by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Live by Night won the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year.

Lehane’s work has been translated into thirty-six languages. Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island and Live by Night have been made into films. He has been a staff writer on HBO’s THE WIRE, a writer-producer on HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE, a consulting producer on Netflix’s BLOODLINE, and wrote the screenplay for THE DROP, which starred Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini.