Lehane, Dennis: Author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Live by Night

DENNIS LEHANE is the author of the book Live by Night, which Ben Affleck made into a movie as a director and also star.

Lehane is the author of 13 novels—including the New York Times best sellers 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.

His latest novel, Since We Fell, will be published in 2017.

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 36 languages. Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island have been made into award-winning films, with Live By Night the most recent to be translated to screen.

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,” starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini.