Dennis Lehane

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Dennis Lehane

American author add

Category: Literature

Born in 1965.

Countries: United States (58%), Massachusetts (21%), (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island, Massachusetts

Linked to: Eckerd College, Florida International University, The Boston Globe, Pine Manor College




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Dennis Lehane was born in 1965 add something


His brother, Gerry Lehane, who is two and a half years older than Dennis, is a veteran actor who trained at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence before heading to New York in 1990 add something


Lehane wrote and directed an independent film called "Neighborhoods" in the mid 1990s add something


His first book, "A Drink Before the War" , which introduced the recurring characters Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, won the 1995 Shamus award for Best First P.I. Novel add something


The film was said to be similar to "Good Will Hunting" given its setting in Boston 's working class areas like Southie and Dorchester, even though production ended in 1996, more than a year before "Good Will Hunting" add something


Mystic River (novel) - "'Mystic River"' is a novel by Dennis Lehane that was published in 2001


Lehane's "Mystic River" was made into a film in 2003; called "Mystic River" and directed by Clint Eastwood, it starred Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon add something


Michelle Williams (actress) - Martin Scorsese cast the actress in the supporting, but vital role, of the dead wife haunting the dreams of marshal Teddy Daniels in "Shutter Island", a psychological thriller based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 best-selling novel by the same name


Shutter Island - "'Shutter Island"' is a best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane, published by Harper Collins in April 2003


Lehane joined the writing staff of the HBO drama series "The Wire" for the third season in 2004 add something


Pg. 2B. which was originally published in "The Atlantic Monthly" and was selected for both "The Best American Short Stories" and "The Best Mystery Short Stories" of 2005 add something


In May 2005, Lehane was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Eckerd College and was appointed to Eckerd's Board of Trustees later that year add something


Lehane's first play, "Coronado", debuted in New York in December 2005, produced by Invisible City Theater Company add something


Lehane returned as a writer for the fourth season in 2006 and wrote the teleplay for the episode "Refugees" from a story he co-wrote with producer Ed Burns add something


Floridian; Pg. 1E. October 18, 2007 add something


On October 22, 2007 Paramount Pictures announced that they had optioned "Shutter Island" with Martin Scorsese attached as director add something


Lehane and the writing staff were nominated for the WGA award award for Best Dramatic Series again at the February 2009 ceremony for their work on the fifth season but "Mad Men" won the award add something


Lehane remained a writer for the fifth and final season in 2008 and wrote the episode "Clarifications" add something


The novel was published in October, 2008 add something


Production started in March 2008; "Shutter Island" was released on February 19, 2010 add something


Martin Scorsese - Principal photography on the Laeta Kalogridis screenplay, based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, began in Massachusetts in March 2008.


The Given Day - "'The Given Day"' is a novel by Dennis Lehane published in September 2008; it is about the early twentieth-century period and set in Boston, Massachusetts, where its actions include the 1919 police strike, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the thriving Greenwood District was known as the "Black Wall Street"


Also in Spring 2009, Lehane presented the commencement speech at Emmanuel College in Boston , Massachusetts, and was awarded an honorary degree add something


In Spring 2009, Lehane became a Joseph E. Connor award recipient and honorary brother of Phi Alpha Tau professional fraternity at Emerson College in Boston , MA. Other brothers and Connor award recipients include Robert Frost, Elia Kazan, Jack Lemmon, Red Skelton, Edward R. Murrow, Yul Brynner, and Walter Cronkite add something


The Drop (film) - The film is based on Dennis Lehane's 2009 short story "Animal Rescue"


His novel "Shutter Island" was adapted into a film by Martin Scorsese in 2010 add something


In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on February 12, 2010, Lehane revealed that he was working on a sixth book in the Patrick Kenzie & Angela Gennaro series, his first in 11 years add something


The book, titled "Moonlight Mile", was released on November 2, 2010 add something


Leonardo DiCaprio - DiCaprio continued his run with Scorsese in the 2010 psychological thriller film Shutter Island, based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane.


Boston Book Festival - In 2010, the festival included 130 authors and over 40 sessions, with presenters including Bill Bryson, Food Network star Tyler Florence, Boston novelist Dennis Lehane, Nobel Prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, Diary of a Wimpy Kid creator Jeff Kinney, and Atul Gawande


On November 27, 2012, The Boston Herald reported that Lehane would be joining the writing staff of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" as a writer and a creative consultant add something


Live by Night - "'Live by Night"' is a crime novel by Dennis Lehane that was published in 2012


Katharine McPhee - On May 28, 2013, reported that McPhee had been cast to star in the thriller film "Depravity", with a script by Dennis Lehane and Paul Tamesy set to direct


Released September 12, 2014 the movie received positive reviews, particularly for its "smartly written script add something


The Drop (film) - "'The Drop"' is a 2014 American crime drama film directed by Michaƫl R. Roskam and written by Dennis Lehane


Travis McGee - In an article published on July 15, 2014, it was revealed that Christian Bale was slated to play the title role for the film "The Deep Blue Good-by" with sceenplay by Dennis Lehane


His next book, "World Gone By", will be released in March 2015 add something


On October 6, 2015, Lehane won a spot in Best American Mystery Stories add something


Ben Affleck - In November 2015, Affleck will begin filming his fourth directorial project, "Live by Night", an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel


In a May 2017, Lehane gave a commencement speech at Emerson College where he used a racial slur, Lehane used the term in a quote of what was being shouted while he was trapped in the back of a car during the desegregation of Boston public schools in the 1970's add something