Saturday, October 2, 2010
Live Chat With Bruce DeSilva - Monday, October 4th - 4-6 PM EST...You're Invited!
Bruce DeSilva -
Someone is systematically burning a working class neighborhood to the ground . . .
Liam Mulligan, an old-school reporter at a dying newspaper, thinks the Providence cops are looking in all the wrong places. And people he knows and loves are vanishing in the flames. As the neighborhood burns, Mulligan must find the hand that strikes the match.
Publishers Weekly hails Rogue Island as one of the ten best debut novels of 2010. And rarely has a first novel received so much advance praise from the world’s crime fiction royalty.
“With Rogue Island, Bruce DeSilva accomplishes something remarkable: he takes everything we love about the classic hardboiled detective novel and turns it into a story that’s fresh, contemporary, yet timeless. By turns gripping, funny, and touching, it’s a tale filled with characters so vivid they jump off the page. One of the best debuts I’ve read since Dennis Lehane’s A Drink Before the War.” -- Joseph Finder, New York Times best-selling author of Vanished and Paranoia.
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Bruce DeSilva worked as a journalist for 40 years before retiring to write crime novels full time. At the Associated Press, he served as the writing coach, responsible for training the wire service's reporters and editors worldwide. Previously, he directed an elite AP department devoted to investigative reporting and other special projects. Earlier in his career, he worked as an investigative reporter and an editor at The Hartford Courant and The Providence Journal.
Stories edited by DeSilva have won virtually every major journalism prize including the Polk Award (twice), the Livingston (twice), the ASNE, and the Batten Medal. He also edited two Pulitzer finalists and helped edit a Pulitzer winner.
He has worked as a consultant on writing and editing at more than 50 newspapers including The New York Times and The Dallas Morning News, and he has been a sought-after speaker at professional journalism gatherings including the National Writers Workshops and the Nieman Foundation. His reviews of crime novels have appeared in The New York Times book review section and continue to be published occasionally by The Associated Press.
He and his wife Patricia Smith, an award-winning poet, live in Howell, NJ, with their granddaughter Mikaila and an enormous Bernese Mountain Dog named Brady.
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