William landay

William Landay
Born 1963 (age 50–51)
Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation lawyer, author
Language English
Nationality USA
Alma mater Roxbury Latin School
Yale University
Boston College Law School
Genres crime drama
Notable award(s) New Blood Dagger (best debut crime novel, 2003)
Strand Magazine Critics Award (best mystery novel, 2012)

William Landay (born 1963, in Boston, Massachusetts [1]) is an American novelist.

Early life and education

Landay graduated from the Roxbury Latin School in Boston, Yale University and Boston College Law School.[2]

Career

Prior to becoming a writer, Landay served for seven years as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.[3]

His first novel, Mission Flats, was awarded the John Creasey Dagger (now called the New Blood Dagger) as the best debut crime novel of 2003 by the British Crime Writers Association.

His second novel, The Strangler, was shortlisted for the Strand Magazine Critics Award as the best crime novel of 2007.[4]

Landay's third novel, Defending Jacob, was released in January 2012. It was well received by critics[5][6] and became an immediate New York Times best seller.[7] Defending Jacob was awarded the Strand Magazine Critics Award for best mystery novel of 2012 and was nominated for several other awards, including the Barry Award and Hammett Prize, both for best crime novel; the International Thriller Writers Award for best thriller; the Harper Lee Prize for best legal novel; and the Goodreads Choice Award for both best mystery/thriller and best author.[8]

References

Further reading

  • Malandrinos, Cheryl C., Blogcritics, February 13, 2012

External links

  • Official site

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.