Dennis Lehane

Writer in Residence (Spring)

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International Bestsellers: DarknessTake My Hand; Sacred; Gone Baby Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic RiverShutter Island, and The Given Day
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Class of 1988


B.A., Eckerd College
M.F.A., Florida International University

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston’s inner-city. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he has published seven more novels with William Morrow & Co. that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers. Morrow also published Coronado, a collection of five stories and a play, and both Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone have been made into award-winning films. In February 2010, Columbia Pictures released the motion picture adaptation of Shutter Island, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, and Mark Ruffalo. He and his wife divide their time between St. Petersburg and Boston.