» BS JOURNALISM & COMMUNICATIONS (News & Editorial), '80
Best-selling author Michael Connelly has garnered critical acclaim for his detective and crime fiction novels, which have sold over 60 million copies worldwide.
He credits his desire to write with his discovery of Raymond Chandler books while attending the University of Florida. After college, he covered the crime beat as a reporter in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, eventually landing a job with the Los Angeles Times. His experiences as a reporter, along with current events, inspire Connelly when he creates plots for his stories.
His first book, “The Black Echo,” won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for best first novel in 1992, and he hasn’t stopped writing since. He is currently writing and producing for the Amazon Prime TV series “Bosch,” based off his character Harry Bosch. He is also the executive producer of the documentary film “Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story.”
Connelly’s most recent New York Times bestsellers are “The Drop,” “The Black Box,” “The Gods of Guilt,” “The Burning Room,” “The Crossing” and “The Wrong Side of Goodbye.” His latest novel, “Two Kinds of Truth,” hit shelves in October.