Sunday, March 29, 2009
Reed Farrel Coleman
Recently called a hard-boiled poet by NPR's Maureen Corrigan, Brooklyn-born and bred Reed Farrel Coleman is a former Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America. He has published ten novels--including two under his pen name Tony Spinosa--in three series. His eleventh novel, Tower, co-written with Ken Bruen, was released in September 2009. He has been twice nominated for the Edgar®, Macavity, and Barry Awards. He has won the Shamus (three times), the Barry and the Anthony Awards. He was the editor of the anthology Hardboiled Brooklyn. His short stories and essays have appeared in The Darker Half, Wall Street Noir, Damn Near Dead and several other publications. Reed is an adjunct lecturer at Hofstra University and he lives with his family on Long Island.
A contributor to The Lineup 2 and 3, Reed is a co-editor on Issue 4 (2011).