2018 Lawrence A. Sanders award in fiction honoring Dennis Lehane
2018 Lawrence A. Sanders award in fiction honoring Dennis Lehane

MAR 9 thru APR 12

Dennis Lehane grew up in Boston. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he has published twelve more novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; Moonlight Mile; Live by Night; and World Gone By. He lives with his family in California.

The Lawrence Sanders Award was established in 2010, funded through the generosity of the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation. It is given annually by the FIU Creative Writing Program to honor a writer of fiction whose work embodies not only wide appeal but also literary excellence. Past recipients include Scott Turow, Pat Conroy, Isabel Allende, Richard Ford, Amy Tan, Michael Ondaatje, Tim O’Brien and Jane Smiley.


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