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country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Florida
occupation: writer, journalist, crime writer, chronicler, screenwriter, actor, film producer, novelist, television producer
award received: Edgar Awards, Bancarella Prize, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, Cartier Diamond Dagger, Anthony Award
Michael Joseph Connelly (born July 21, 1956) is an American author of detective novels and other crime fiction, notably those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller.
Connelly is the bestselling author of 31 novels and one work of non-fiction, with over 74 million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into 40 foreign languages. His first novel, The Black Echo, won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly's 1997 novel, Blood Work. In March 2011, the movie adaptation of Connelly's novel The Lincoln Lawyer starred Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller. Connelly was the President of the Mystery Writers of America from 2003 to 2004.
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