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Tana French

Autor(a) de In the Woods

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About the Author

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi. She trained as a professional actress at Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked in theatre, film and voiceover. Her first novel, In the Woods, won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Her other books include The Likeness, Faithful mostrar mais Place, Broken Harbor, and The Secret Place. The Trespasser and The Witch Elm made the New York Times bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Inclui os nomes: Tana French, Tana Franch


Obras de Tana French

In the Woods (2007) 10,086 cópias
The Likeness (2008) 5,587 cópias
Faithful Place (2010) 4,332 cópias
Broken Harbour (2012) 3,212 cópias
The Secret Place (2014) 2,693 cópias
The Witch Elm (2018) 2,564 cópias
The Trespasser (2016) 2,407 cópias
The Searcher (2020) 2,049 cópias
The Hunter: A Novel (2024) 44 cópias
IL SEGUGIO (2022) 6 cópias
Il collegio (2019) 3 cópias
Sem título 2 cópias
Intruso (2020) 2 cópias

Associated Works

The Franchise Affair (1948) — Introdução, algumas edições2,121 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Vermont, USA
Locais de residência
Dublin, Ireland
Trinity College, Dublin
Darley Anderson (Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency)
Pequena biografia
Tana French, born 1973 in Burlington, Vermont, is an American-Irish writer and theatrical actor; a longstanding resident of Dublin, Ireland. Her debut novel In the Woods (2007), a psychological mystery, won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards for best first novel.The Independent has referred to her as being the First Lady of Irish Crime, who very quietly has become a huge international name among fiction readers.

Tana Elizabeth French was born on 10 May 1973 in Burlington, Vermont to Elena Hvostoff-Lombardi and David French. Her father was an economist who worked on resource management for the developing world, so she lived in numerous countries as a child including Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi.

French attended Trinity College Dublin, and trained in acting. She settled in Ireland and has lived in Dublin since 1990. French is married and has two daughters with her husband.

French was enthralled by both acting and writing since her childhood days but eventually focused more on acting. She grew up reading mystery and crime novels. She trained as a professional actor at Trinity, and she works in theatre, film, and voiceover.

In her later 30s, her passion for writing was unexpectedly rekindled. She began writing her debut novel in the months-long lulls between castings; In the Woods was published in 2007 to much international acclaim and received rave reviews from many publications. Publishers Weekly praised French, saying she "expertly walks the line between police procedural and psychological thriller in her debut" and that "Ryan and Maddox are empathetic and flawed heroes, whose partnership and friendship elevate the narrative beyond a gory tale of murdered children and repressed childhood trauma." It received several literary prizes, was a bestseller in hardcover and paperback, and has been termed a 'dream debut'. As of 2015 more than one million copies of In the Woods have been sold. Flavorwire, in 2014, included it in their 50 of the Greatest Debut Novels Since 1950.

The second novel, The Likeness (2008), presents the story of the debut novel's co-lead, Cassie Maddox. It quickly achieved high positions on bestseller lists in various countries and stayed on The New York Times Best Seller list for several months. In its reviews of the novel, Kirkus praised its mix of "police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story". In an interview with The Guardian, French revealed that Donna Tartt's The Secret History was a source of influence on The Likeness, opening up the "landscape of friendship as something worthy of exploration and something that could be powerful enough to trigger a murder."



BooksInMirror | outras 106 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Good book. Awesome detail and the relationships were pretty good. Saw the 'bad guy' coming before the reveal, but it was still good.
cmpeters | outras 579 resenhas | Feb 2, 2024 |
The tension was fun and the idea of the plot was different, but it just didn’t hold my interest as much as In the Woods.
cmpeters | outras 314 resenhas | Feb 2, 2024 |
why do the shortest books always pack the most punch? it's because they have less words aka they need to get straight to the point and keep the story moving vs having a bunch of fluff words.. although loneliness is not mentioned, it is a feeling one gets while reading the book. the narrator is frustrated at work because she is a woman and the men make her do tasks around the office that anybody is capable of, but since she's a woman she is assigned to them on top of own work/responsibilities. so what does she do to get out of the menial tasks and to be treated better? she fakes a pregnancy!! she fakes being pregnant to be treated better.. what? she is treated better by her all male office, but you start to wonder how will this end for her? and how can this end well?… (mais)
Ellen-Simon | outras 314 resenhas | Jan 31, 2024 |



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