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2nd Wednesdays at The Commons - Michael Connelly, author
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
7:00 PM
Contact: Neil Cronin 

This is the third of seven events in the "2nd Wednesdays at the CH-CH Commons" series during the 2012-13 school year. Each second Wednesday of the month celebrated authors, artists, performers and civic leaders will be featured. The series is open to the public and admission is free.

We are pleased to announce that world renowned mystery writer Michael Connelly will visit Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

One of the top crime noir novelists in the world, Connelly has had 23 consecutive New York Times best sellers, with the past several reaching #1. He has authored 18 books featuring L.A. crime detective Harry Bosch, his best known character. Last year a movie called The Lincoln Lawyer, based on his 2005 bestselling book of same title, was highly successful, critically acclaimed and starred Matthew McConaughey. In 2002, Clint Eastwood worked with Connelly on a movie entitled, Bloodwork, based on his 1998 fictional novel.

Connelly will provide community members a wonderful opportunity to learn of his personal journey to become and be a prolific writer, one that weaves inspiration, the writing process, courage to take risks with your art, as well as other topics. As a young man, Connelly went off to college and came close to flunking out because he had no idea what he wanted to be. After taking a brief pause from college and discovering his love of the crime novel genre, he went back to school and became an honor student in journalism. He continued on to become a Pulitzer Prize runner-up for his news reporting. Connelly would soon re-tool and emerge as one of the most popular writers in the world. His description of how he became initially inspired and what still inspires him is something that fascinates audiences around the world.

Over forty-two million copies of Connelly’s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty-nine foreign languages. He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles TimesBest Mystery/Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award (Japan), .38 Caliber Award (France), Grand Prix Award (France), Premio Bancarella Award (Italy), and the Pepe Carvalho award (Spain).

More information about Michael is available on his website:

The presentation will be followed by a reception and a book signing.

An RSVP is not required, but would be appreciated for planning purposes. You may RSVP at this link.