John Connolly, the Shamus Award-winning Irish author is one of the internationally-bestselling authors of over 20 books. Connolly got wide fame as the writer of the Charlie Parker series starring the private detective Charlie Parker.
The Dublin-born author specializes in short stories & novels and ever since his book Every Dead Thing- the first release of Charlie Parker's book series made a debut in 1999, success has befriended him. Some other notable writing credit of John Connolly includes the Samuel Johnson's series and The Chronicles of the Invaders trilogy.
Professional for over 2 decades, John Connolly enjoys success after penning many famous book series. The 51-year-old Irish author made his professional debut with the release of the novel Every Dead Thing (1999) which led the creation of the other 18 Charlie Parker novel series.
Online sources claim that Connolly's net worth hovers around $50 million as of January 2020. His venture is often compared with other successful authors: J.K. Rowling (has $1 billion net worth) and George R. R. Martin ($80 million).
After a successful release of the Charlie Parker based 2019 book A Book of Bones, the author is set for the publication of the book The Dirty South, will release on June 20, 2020.
Inspired by veteran authors Ross Macdonald, James Lee Burke, and Ed McBain, Connolly's books theme the tradition of American crime fiction.
The Dublin City University graduate initially worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a gofer at Harrods department store. Later, John began working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper for 5 years before he got hands in writing.
While working as a freelancer for The Irish Times, he began writing the first novel Every Dead Thing & released it in 1999, which revolves around anti-hero Charlie Parker, a former police officer hunting the killer of his wife and daughter.
The book earned him a nomination for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award and won the 2000 Shamus Award.
Thereafter, John published the other Charlie Parker book saga Dark Hollow (2000), The Killing Kind (2001) and The White Road (2002) that got him a nomination for Barry Award in 2001 & 2002, with the lattermost book winning him 2003 Barry Award.
With the release of 2019 book A Book of Bones, the Charlie Parker saga records already 19 books.
The 2006 fantasy novel The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly earned him further fame & nomination for Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year in 2007.
Moreover, Connolly wrote the best-selling Samuel Johnson book series: The Gates (2009), The Infernals (2011) and The Creeps (2013). His notable pen work also includes the famous The Chronicles of the Invaders trilogy: Conquest (2013), Empire (2015) and Dominion (2016).
In addition to that, he wrote other novels such as Bad Men (2003) and He: A Novel (2017) and also penned novellas like Nocturnes (2004) and Night Music: Nocturnes 2 (2015).
John's whole Charlie Parker book series (19 books) include:
Reportedly, John Connolly hosts a weekly music show ABC to XTC that focuses on punk, New Wave, and synth, on the digital radio station RTE 2XM.
The Chronicles of the Invaders writer primarily lives in his native city Dublin, Ireland, with his partner Jennifer Ridyard & shares 2 sons together. Also, the Irish writer also has 3 dogs.
Reportedly, aside from Irland, he divides his time in the United States too.
An avid user of Twitter, John joined Twitter in October 2010 and has over 18.9K followers as of January 2020. His Facebook account has 19,055 followers currently.
Without a doubt, the millionaire author lives a lavish lifestyle & might owns costly mansions as well as wheelies, though, prefers to keep it low-key.
John Connolly was born on 31 May 1968 in Dublin, Ireland & holds Irish nationality. He attended Trinity College in Dublin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Thereafter, Connolly enrolled at Dublin City University & obtained a Masters' degree in Journalism.