John Connolly Biography
John Connolly 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 department store in London. He studied English
in 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.
His first novel, Every Dead Thing, was published in 1999, and introduced
the character of Charlie Parker, a former policeman hunting the killer of his
wife and daughter. Dark Hollow followed in 2000. The third Parker novel,
The Killing Kind, was published in 2001, with The White Road
following in 2002. In 2003, John published his fifth noveland first stand-alone
bookBad Men. In 2004, Nocturnes, a collection of novellas and
short stories, was added to the list, and 2005 marked the publication of the
fifth Charlie Parker novel, The Black Angel. John's seventh novel, The
Book of Lost Things, a story about fairy stories and the power that books
have to shape our world and our imaginations, was published in September 2006,
followed by the next Parker novel, The Unquiet, in 2007, and The
Reapers, in 2008. He is currently working on The Lovers which will be
published in 2009.
John Connolly is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city
and the United States, where each of his novels has been set.
This biography was last updated on 12/17/2012.
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