CCPL to host Hollywood's most wanted crime novelist

CCPL to host Hollywood's most wanted crime novelist

Release date: 5/18/2017

Cuyahoga County Public Library to host Hollywood's most wanted crime novelist    
Best-selling author Dennis Lehane will speak at Library’s Parma-Snow Branch auditorium in free public event  

photo and registration linkDennis Lehane, the critically acclaimed author of more than a dozen international best-sellers, will speak at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s (CCPL) Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium on Monday, June 12 at 7 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register by calling 216.661.4240 or register online. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry.

Dennis Lehane grew up in Boston. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he has published twelve more novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for RainMystic River; Shutter IslandThe Given DayMoonlight Mile; Live by Night; and World Gone By.

Lehane’s novel, The Drop, was inspired by his earlier short story entitled Animal Rescue. The Drop has also been released as a movie featuring James Gandolfini in his last role, alongside actors Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy. 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 is a writer and producer on the television adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes and has two dramatic series in development for DirecTV.

Four of his other novels – Live by NightMystic RiverGone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island – have been adapted into 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. Live by Night was awarded the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year, 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. In 2017, Live by Night was released as a major motion picture directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
Lehane’s latest novel, Since We Fell, is a suspenseful page-turner that has already been acquired for film by DreamWorks.

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