Stephan Talty was born in Buffalo, New York to parents who'd emigrated from County Clare, Ireland. He graduated from Amherst College with a degree in English. After Amherst, he worked at the Miami Herald as a news clerk and police reporter, then became a freelance writer in Dublin and New York. He's written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Playboy, the Irish Times, the Chicago Review and many other publications.
He is the author of five non-fiction books: Mulatto America, Empire of Blue Water, The Illustrious Dead, Escape from the Land of Snows and Agent Garbo. His first work of fiction, a crime novel called Black Irish, introduces the Harvard-educated detective, Absalom Kearney, and marks the beginning of a new crime series. He is also the co-author of the New York Times bestselling account, A Captain's Duty. The book was made into a film starring Tom Hanks, released in 2013.
Talty now lives outside New York City with his wife and two children.
This biography was last updated on 02/08/2016.
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