Lunchtime Author Talk | John Connolly

12:00 pm
12:45 pm
Unity Books
57 Willis Street
Unity Books Wellington and Hachette NZ warmly welcome you to an author talk with John Connolly. Hear John speak about 'A Book of Bones', the new thrilling instalment of his popular Charlie Parker series and 'He', the extraordinary reimagining of the life of Laurel and Hardy’s Stan Laurel. Before John reaches our shores he let us in on some of his literary favourites. Wodehouse cheers him up, whilst Wuthering Heights holds its strange charm, as does The Thing ABOUT THE AUTHOR John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, 'The Book of Lost Things', the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the 'Chronicles of the Invaders'. John Connolly’s debut – 'Every Dead Thing' – introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for 'On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier' from 'Night Music: Nocturnes Vol 2'. In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. 'Books To Die For', which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.