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John Connolly


John Connolly is the Sunday Times, Irish Times and New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books. His body of works include the Charlie Parker novels, The Book of Lost Things and The Samuel Johnson Adventures.

John Connolly is the first non-US author to win the Shamus Award. He has also won the Barry and Agatha awards. He is sold in 28 languages. John was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968, and has, at various points in his life, worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a dogsbody at Harrods. He studied English at Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper, to which he continues to contribute.

He is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city and the United States, where each of his novels has been set.