|Born||1980 (age 39–40)|
New York City
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Merton College, Oxford
Charles Finch (born 1980) is an American author and literary critic. He has written a series of mystery novels set in Victorian era England, as well as literary fiction and numerous essays and book reviews.
Life and career
Finch was born in New York City. He graduated from Phillips Academy and Yale University, where he majored in English and History. He also holds a master's degree in Renaissance English Literature from Merton College, Oxford. He is the grandson of American artist and writer Anne Truitt.
His first published novel, A Beautiful Blue Death, introduced gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox. The book was named one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2007 and was nominated for the Agatha Award for best new mystery of 2007. The Fleet Street Murders came out in 2009 and was nominated for the Nero Award. The Woman in the Water, released in 2018, is a prequel presenting the beginning of Lenox’s career in detection. The series is published by St. Martin's Minotaur, a division of St. Martin's Press.
He has written for The New York Times and Slate and regularly writes essays and criticism for The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, the Guardian, the Chicago Tribune and USA Today. He was a 2014 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle's Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, losing to Alexandra Schwartz of The New Yorker. He won the award in 2017.
Charles Lenox series
- A Beautiful Blue Death, 2007 Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-35977-5
- The September Society, 2008 Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-35978-2
- The Fleet Street Murders, 2009 Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-56551-0
- A Stranger in Mayfair, 2010 Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-62506-1
- A Burial at Sea, 2011 Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-62508-5
- A Death in the Small Hours, 2012 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-250-01160-2
- An Old Betrayal, 2013 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-2500-1161-9
- The Laws of Murder, 2014 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-250-05130-1
- Home by Nightfall, 2015 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-250-07041-8
- The Inheritance, 2016 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-250-07042-5
- The Woman in the Water (prequel), 2018 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-250-13946-7
- The Vanishing Man (prequel), 2018 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-250-31136-8
- The Last Enchantments, 2014 Hardcover ISBN 978-1-2500-1871-7
- Archives of American Art Interview with Anne Truitt retrieved February 10, 2010
- "Best Books 2007". Library Journal. 2007.
- "Agatha Awards". Malice Domestic. 2008. Archived from the original on 2017-01-21.
- "Nominations for 2010 Nero Award Announced". Mystery Books News. 2010.
- "Charles Finch". Macmillan Books. 2008. Archived from the original on 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- "Meet the Authors: Susanna Gregory Interviews Charles Finch". Little Brown. 2012.
- Curtis Brown - The Last Enchantments retrieved January 23, 2012
- "Charles Finch". Slate. 2014.
- "Charles Finch". USA Today. 2013.
- "Charles Finch". The New York Times. 2015.
- "Charles Finch". Newsday. 2015.
- "National Book Critics Circle Award Announces Finalists For 2017 Award". National Book Critics Circle. January 21, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
- John Maher (January 22, 2018). "2017 NBCC Awards Finalists Announced". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
- "Curatorial Board". Ragdale. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
- "Board of Directors". National Book Critics Circle. Archived from the original on 11 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.