Dennis Lehane


Dennis Lehane (born August 4, 1965)[1] is an American author. He has published more than a dozen novels. His best known book is A Drink Before the War.

Dennis Lehane
Lehane at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival
Lehane at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival
Born (1965-08-04) August 4, 1965 (age 56)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter
Alma materEckerd College
Florida International University
GenreCrime fiction, mystery fiction
SpouseSheila Lawn (divorced)
Angela Bernardo (divorced)

Some of his books were made into movies: Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood, which won several awards; 2007’s Gone Baby Gone; and 2010’s Shutter Island directed by Martin Scorsese.


  1. "Literary and Historical Notes". The Writer's Almanac. American Public Media. August 4, 2005. Retrieved December 30, 2012.