Called a hard-boiled poet by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and the noir poet laureate in the Huffington Post, Reed Farrel Coleman is the former executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America. He has published fourteen novels: two stand-alones and three series, including seven books in the Moe Prager series. TOWER was co-authored with award-winning Irish writer Ken Bruen, and GUN CHURCH was released as an exclusive audio download from Audible.com. Reed’s novels have been translated into seven languages.
He is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best Detective Novel of the Year and is a two-time Edgar® Award nominee. He has also received the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards. Reed was co-editor of the poetry journals Poetry Bone and The Lineup and the editor of the short story anthology HARD BOILED BROOKLYN. His short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in The Long Island Quarterly, Wall Street Noir, Brooklyn Noir 3, The Darker Mask, These Guns For Hire, Crimespree Magazine, and several other publications.
Reed is an adjunct instructor at Hofstra University and an instructor for MWA U. He lives with his family on Long Island.