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Ken Bruen

Author of The Guards

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Ken Bruen was born in 1951 in Galway, Ireland. He was educated at Gormanston College, Meath and later at Trinity College Dublin where he earned a PhD. in metaphysics. He spent 25 years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, Asia and South America. Ken Bruen's works include the well reeived White Trilogy and a book entitled The Guards, which won a Shamus Award .He also edited an anthology of stories set in Dublin entitled Dublin Noir. His writing speciality is crime fiction. Some of his other works include The Killing of the Tinkers, The Magdalen Martyrs, and The Dramatist and Priest, which was nominated for the 2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel. Ken Bruen is also the recipient of the first David Loeb Gooodis Award in 2008 for his dedication to his art. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Guards 817 copies, 50 reviews
The Killing of the Tinkers 429 copies, 14 reviews
The Magdalen Martyrs 364 copies, 17 reviews
Bust 337 copies, 10 reviews
Priest 327 copies, 19 reviews
The Dramatist 320 copies, 15 reviews
Cross 284 copies, 15 reviews
Slide 234 copies, 5 reviews
London Boulevard 204 copies, 9 reviews
The Max 199 copies, 4 reviews
Sanctuary 175 copies, 9 reviews
Once Were Cops 171 copies, 11 reviews
Blitz 163 copies, 1 review
Headstone 156 copies, 6 reviews
Vixen 150 copies
Calibre 147 copies, 5 reviews
The Devil 141 copies, 7 reviews
American Skin 137 copies, 5 reviews
The White Trilogy 124 copies, 2 reviews
Ammunition 113 copies, 1 review
Purgatory 105 copies, 9 reviews
Rilke on Black (Mask Noir) 102 copies, 1 review
A White Arrest 99 copies, 7 reviews
Green Hell 98 copies, 17 reviews
Her Last Call to Louis MacNeice 85 copies, 2 reviews
In the Galway Silence 79 copies, 11 reviews
Tower 79 copies, 8 reviews
The Ghosts of Galway 79 copies, 7 reviews
The Emerald Lie 74 copies, 4 reviews
The Hackman Blues 64 copies, 2 reviews
Pimp 56 copies, 5 reviews
Galway Girl 53 copies, 6 reviews
The McDead 52 copies
Taming the Alien 45 copies, 1 review
A Galway Ephiphany 28 copies, 3 reviews
Callous 10 copies
Merrick 9 copies, 2 reviews
Dogtown 2 copies, 1 review
2012 1 copy
Martyrs 1 copy
Danny Boy 1 copy
El alien 1 copy, 1 review
Colt 1 copy
Inherit the Dead (Contributor) 263 copies, 10 reviews
First Thrills (Contributor) 236 copies, 9 reviews
Brooklyn Noir (Contributor) 176 copies, 1 review
Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores (Contributor; Contributor) 161 copies, 7 reviews
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (Contributor) 161 copies, 5 reviews
21st Century Dead (Contributor) 106 copies, 19 reviews
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (Contributor) 91 copies, 2 reviews
London Noir (Contributor) 88 copies, 4 reviews
A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir (Contributor) 75 copies, 2 reviews
The Cocaine Chronicles (Contributor) 62 copies
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (Contributor) 62 copies, 2 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (Contributor) 60 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
First Thrills: Volume 2 (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (Contributor) 33 copies, 2 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 4 (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Art in the Blood (some editions) 17 copies, 3 reviews
London Boulevard [2010 film] (Novel) 16 copies, 1 review
On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir (Author) 16 copies, 2 reviews
Hardboiled Brooklyn (Contributor) 16 copies
Requiems for the Departed (Contributor, some editions) 14 copies
Uncommon Assassins (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
West Coast Crime Wave (Foreword) 4 copies
Moord uit het boekje (Contributor) 3 copies
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Ken Bruen besuchte das St. Joseph’s College in Galway City, später das Trinity College Dublin, an dem er über Metaphysik promovierte.
Bevor er zu schreiben begann, hatte er 25 Jahre lang als Englischlehrer in Afrika, Japan, Südostasien und Südamerika gelebt und gearbeitet. Heute ist er Mitglied eines literarischen Zirkels um Jason Starr, Reed Farrel Coleman und Allan Guthrie. Seine Bücher wurden mit zahlreichen Preisen geehrt, u. a. mit dem renommierten Shamus Award und dem französischen Grand prix de littérature policière.
Bruen lebt mit seiner Frau und einer gemeinsamen Tochter in seiner Geburtsstadt Galway.
Seit 2010 wird mit Jack Taylor eine auf seiner Jack-Taylor-Buchserie basierende Fernseh-Krimireihe produziert.
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