This Sunday, May 19, Dot does good with some HOMETOWN COMFORT.
Join the city of Dorchester in honoring the victims and first responders from Boston's Marathon bombing.
This family event has food, fun and entertainment for all. Family activities are free to those donating blood or $25 per family (suggested donation). Evening activities are $75 per person ($50 if donating blood).
12 noon at the IBEW Local 103 at 256 Freeport Street in Dorchester.
For more information go to http://hometowncomfortdot.com
LIVE BY NIGHT receives the Edgar for Best Novel of 2013 at the Awards banquet held in New York on May 2.
See the list of winners here and as reported in the NY Times and the Boston Globe.
Dennis Lehane divides his time between the West Coast of Florida and Boston. As a resident of Florida, his novel garnered the gold medal for general fiction in the annual Florida Book Awards.
Read Colette Bancroft's article in the Tampa Bay Times.
Jacques Filippi is the co-founder of the QuebeCrime Writers Festival, and creater of The House of Crime and Mystery site. The site recently unveiled the results of best crime novel of the year in their 1st Annual Readers Choice Awards and LIVE BY NIGHT snared the #2 spot in the United States.
"A funny thing happened after Boston best-selling author Dennis Lehane wrote a book about bootlegging: HBO called and offered him a job as a ... 'creative consultant' for Season 4 of its bootlegging drama 'Boardwalk Empire.'"
Read more at The Boston Herald...
Curious about Dennis Lehane's favorite books about Boston, or which book he'd recommend to the President? Read "Dennis Lehane: By the Book" in the NY TImes Sunday Book Review.
Publisher's Weekly chooses LIVE BY NIGHT as one of the best books of 2012
See the entire list.
In a front page profile piece, The Boston Globe speaks with Dennis Lehane and his contemporaries on how his novels break the mold of crime fiction, and what works have influenced him.
Ben Affleck, who made his directorial debut with the Gone Baby Gone in 2007, has his sights set on LIVE BY NIGHT for his next directing vehicle.
Watch this video to hear first hand from Dennis Lehane why he chose rum trade and Ybor City as the backdrop for LIVE BY NIGHT.
Bill Sheehan of The Washington Post gives LIVE BY NIGHT due praise, "With its fresh, precise language, its acute sympathy for the passions that shape — and sometimes warp — its central characters and its lovingly detailed recreation of an earlier age, “Live by Night” transcends the familiar and assumes an unimpeachable reality of its own."
"No one writes crime fiction like Dennis Lehane. Great ones are practicing the craft with their own take, but when it comes to capturing a working-class surround that yields both heroes and villains — both of whom may be on the wrong side of the law — Lehane is without match. His stories are built around his characters' lives and resulting decisions."
If you would like to hear either of Dennis' two appearances on NPR, you can hear them both via the links below.
Morning Edition, originally aired Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Here and Now, originally aired Thursday, October 11, 2012
Dennis spoke live with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on WTKK 96.9FM.
Listen to the podcast on News Talk 96.9 from their 10/5/2012 show.