Dennis Lehane to Appear at the Lynn Public Library

Award-winning and best-selling author Dennis Lehane will be speaking at the Lynn Public Library on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7pm.

Registration is required. Call 781-595-0567


Dennis Lehane grew up in Boston. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he has published eight more novels with William Morrow & Co. that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; and Moonlight Mile. Morrow also published Coronado, a collection of five stories and the play, Coronado, which has received stage productions in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Genoa, Italy. Three of his novels — Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island — have been adapted into award-winning films. His tenth novel, Live By Night, will be published in October. Mr. Lehane and his wife, Angie, divide their time between the West Coast of Florida and Boston.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Mr. Lehane worked as a counselor with mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars,
drove limos, worked in bookstores, and loaded tractor-trailers. His one
regret is that no one ever gave him a chance to tend bar.

Combining edgy suspense and the vivid period detail that made The Given
Day a smashing success, award-winning, bestselling author Dennis Lehane
delivers a masterful epic of Prohibition-era America told through the
story of a charismatic young gangster on his rise through the glitz and
the violence of the Roaring 20s in his new novel, Live by Night.