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									Dennis LehaneDennis Lehane
Boston and its environs are the setting for most of Dennis Lehane’s fiction. From gritty inner-city motels to the lavish suburbs, Lehane brings a Boston subculture and its vivid characters to life in his detective novels. Lehane fans return time and time again for his tense psychological thrillers that chip away at secrets deep within the human soul.

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* Listen to a recording of Lehane's appearance at our new interview series, Upstairs at the Square (59:03)

Fact File

Dennis Lehane
Current Home:
Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
August 4, 1965
Place of Birth:
Dorchester, Massachusetts
B.A., Eckerd College, 1988; M.F.A., Florida International University, 1993
Shamus Award for Best First Novel for A Drink Before the War, 1994; Anthony Award, Dilys Award for Mystic River, 2001

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Lehane's Latest

Published Works

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								Coronado: Stories, Author: 
								Dennis Lehane.

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Coronado: Stories
by Dennis Lehane
In Lehane's surprisingly different new collection of five short stories and a play, a small southern town gives birth to a dangerous man with a broken heart and a high-powered rifle, a young girl, caught up in an inner-city gang war, crosses the line from victim to avenger, an innocent man is hunted by government agents for an unspecified crime, and more.
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								Gone, Baby, Gone, Author: 
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*  A Drink Before the War (1994)
*  Darkness, Take My Hand (1996)
*  Sacred (1997)
*  Gone, Baby, Gone (1998)
*  Prayers for Rain (1999)
*  Mystic River (2001)
*  Shutter Island (2003)
*  Coronado: Stories (2006)

*  See the Dennis Lehane chronology

An Author's Inspiration

We asked Lehane to tell us about his secrets to bestselling success. "I bet the house on the concept that if you produce good work, the audience will come to the party sooner or later," he reflects. "My agent and my editor stuck by me -- 100% -- throughout the process. That loyalty is probably my inspirational cornerstone."

From Page to Screen

Reading Recommendations

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								Mystic River, Author: 
								Dennis Lehane.

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Mystic River
by Dennis Lehane
Hollywood maverick Clint Eastwood adapted Lehane's Mystic River -- a chilling tale of boyhood friends with dark secrets -- into a major motion picture in 2003. The film starred Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, who both nabbed Oscars for their riveting roles.

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								The Wanderers, Author: 
								Richard Price.

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The Wanderers
by Richard Price
In our interview, Lehand named The Wanderers by Richard Price as a book that influenced him as a writer. "It was the first book I ever read in which the characters resembled the kind of people I knew, the kind of world I saw around me every day," he explains. Read our interview with Lehane to learn more about his favorite books, including:

*One Hundred Years of Solitude  by Gabriel García Márquez
*The Moviegoer  by Walker Percy
*Blood Meridian  by Cormac McCarthy
*The Last Good Kiss  by James Crumley
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