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Tana French

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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 visa mer Place, Broken Harbor, and The Secret Place. The Trespasser and The Witch Elm made the New York Times bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Tana French, Tana Franch

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Verk av Tana French

Till skogs (2007) 10,371 exemplar, 583 recensioner
Okänt offer (2008) 5,701 exemplar, 321 recensioner
Brottsplats: Faithful Place (2010) 4,461 exemplar, 282 recensioner
Otrygg hamn : [kriminalroman] (2012) 3,295 exemplar, 228 recensioner
En hemlig plats (2014) 2,785 exemplar, 172 recensioner
The Witch Elm (2018) 2,680 exemplar, 172 recensioner
The Trespasser (2016) 2,507 exemplar, 152 recensioner
The Searcher (2020) 2,285 exemplar, 117 recensioner
The Hunter (2024) 532 exemplar, 29 recensioner
Ingen titel 2 exemplar
Hylkymaa (2024) 2 exemplar
Grabesgrün (2008) 2 exemplar
Scar Tissue (2014) 1 exemplar

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Oskulden bedrar (1948) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor2,169 exemplar, 83 recensioner

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Allmänna fakta

Födelsedag
1973
Kön
female
Nationalitet
Italien
USA
Irland
Födelseort
Vermont, USA
Bostadsorter
Dublin, Irland
Italien
USA
Malawi
Utbildning
Trinity College, Dublin, Irland
Yrken
skådespelerska
Agent
Darley Anderson Agency
Kort biografi
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."

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Mycket välskriven bok med riktigt bra personbeskrivningar. Tana French kan verkligen skriva. Det är en osannolik historia men det är en krypande psykologisk stämning som ligger och pyr hela tiden. Kanske något lång men klart läsvärd.
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Mats_Sigfridsson | 320 andra recensioner | Mar 29, 2018 |
Mycket välskriven deckare med ett riktigt bra persongalleri. Personer som känns äkta och verkliga. Hyfsad spänning.
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Mats_Sigfridsson | 582 andra recensioner | Jun 7, 2016 |

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Statistik

Verk
18
Även av
1
Medlemmar
34,654
Popularitet
#544
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
2,056
ISBN
418
Språk
19
Favoritmärkt
129

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