Bruce DeSilva’s crime fiction has won the Edgar and Macavity Awards; has been listed as a finalist for the Shamus, Anthony, and Barry Awards; and has been published in ten foreign languages. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies including Akashic Press’s award-winning urban noir series.
He has reviewed crime fiction for The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Publishers Weekly, and The Strand Magazine, and his book reviews written for The Associated Press have appeared in hundreds of print and online publications.
Previously, he was a journalist for forty years, most recently as writing coach world-wide for The Associated Press. Earlier in his career, he worked as an editor and national writer at The Hartford Courant and as an investigative reporter at The Providence Journal. Stories edited by DeSilva have won nearly every major journalism prize including the Polk Award (twice), the Livingston (twice), the Robert F. Kennedy, the Ernie Pyle and the Batten Medal. He edited two Pulitzer finalists and helped edit a Pulitzer winner.
DeSilva has worked as a consultant for more than fifty news organizations, taught at the University of Michigan and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and lectured at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation. He has been a sought-after speaker at professional gatherings including the National Writers Workshops, the Abroad Writers’ Conference, Bouchercon, and Thrillerfest.
He and his wife, the poet Patricia Smith, live in New Jersey with an enormous Bernese Mountain Dog named Brady, and a big loveable mutt named Rondo.
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