John Connolly


John Connolly is the Sunday Times, Irish Times, New York Times bestselling Irish author of the Charlie Parker novels.

John Connolly’s first novel, Every Dead Thing, was published in 1999 introducing the character of Charlie Parker. He has since written nineteen more Charlie Parker novels. The newest in the series, The Furies was an immediate Sunday Times bestseller.

John has also written three books for children in the Samuel Johnson series; a young adult fantasy series, The Chronicles of the Invaders, with Jennifer Ridyard; and a coming-of-age novel, The Book of Lost Things, to which he has recently added a sequel, The Land of Lost Things. Tales from his two collections of short stories, Nocturnes and Night Music, have been adapted for BBC Radio Four. One of the stories, The New Daughter, became a film starring Kevin Costner.

John Connolly was the first non-US author to win the Shamus Award, the first Irish author to win an Edgar Award, and has also been awarded a CWA Dagger. He is sold in 28 languages.

John was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968. 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. He is also the host of a weekly radio show, ABC TO XTC, for RTE, the Irish National Broadcaster.

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

His latest novel, The Land of Lost Things, has just been published in the UK and US.