Mick Herron

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Mick Herron is a British mystery and thriller novelist, winner of the Crime Writers' Association 2013 Gold Dagger award for Dead Lions.

Mick Herron at St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Early life[edit]

Herron was born on 11 July 1968 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he earned a degree in English.[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 2003, he published his first novel, Down Cemetery Road. It was the first volume in a series about Zoë Boehm, an Oxford private detective.

In 2010, with Slow Horses, he began a spy series, entitled Slough House, featuring MI5 agents. With the second volume in this series, Dead Lions, published in 2013, he won the Crime Writers' Association 2013 Gold Dagger award.[2] Herron has stated that the lead character, Jackson Lamb, has been influenced by Reginald Hill's Andy Dalziel.[3][4]

His short stories are regularly published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and are collected in the book, All the Livelong Day, published in 2013.

Bibliography[edit]

Zoë Boehm series[edit]

  • Down Cemetery Road (2003)
  • The Last Voice You Hear (2004)
  • Why We Die (2006)
  • Smoke and Whispers (2009)

The Slough House series (Jackson Lamb)[edit]

  • Slow Horses (2010)
  • Dead Lions (2013)
  • The List (2015 novella)
  • Real Tigers (2016)
  • Spook Street (2017)[5]
  • London Rules (2018)
  • The Drop (US title: "The Marylebone Drop") (2018 novella)

Stand alone novels[edit]

  • Reconstruction (2008)
  • Nobody Walks (2015)
  • This Is What Happened (2018)

Awards[edit]

  • Joint winner, Ellery Queen Readers Award 2009, Dolphin Junction
  • Longlisted for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2010, Slow Horses
  • Shortlisted for Barry Award 2014, for best thriller, Dead Lions
  • Shortlisted for Macavity Prize, 2014, for best novel, Dead Lions
  • Winner, CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2013, Dead Lions
  • Shortlisted for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2015, Nobody Walks
  • Shortlisted for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2016, Real Tigers
  • Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2016, Real Tigers
  • Winner, Last Laugh Award, 2017, Real Tigers
  • Shortlisted, Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2017, Real Tigers
  • Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2017, Spook Street
  • Winner, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2017, Spook Street
  • Shortlisted, British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year 2018, Spook Street
  • Shortlisted for Barry Award 2018, for best thriller, Spook Street
  • Shortlisted, Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2018, Spook Street
  • Winner, Last Laugh Award, 2018, Spook Street
  • Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2018, London Rules
  • Shortlisted for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2018, London Rules

Personal life[edit]

Herron lives in Oxford and works in London.[2] He enjoys playing squash.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mick Herron (Author of Slow Horses)". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  2. ^ a b c "Dead Lions — The Crime Writers' Association". Thecwa.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  3. ^ Mick Herron. "Crime writer Mick Herron: 'I don't know my hero's backstory yet' | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  4. ^ "If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers". Spectator.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  5. ^ "Mick Herron". Mick Herron. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  6. ^ "10 Questions with Mick Herron |". Ethanjonesbooks.wordpress.com. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2016-12-18.

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