From Hardback to Hollywood: The Expansive Career of Dennis Lehane

Co-presented by the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Dennis Lehane has had the kind of career most authors would kill for. Already riding high with a string of New York Times bestsellers, Lehane found his door being knocked upon by Hollywood producers hungry for his novels’ dark plots, unforgettable characters, and cinematic thrills. From the multi-Oscar-winning Mystic River (for which he was nominated for adapted screenplay) to Gone Baby Gone to Shutter Island and The Drop, Lehane is increasingly in demand in the film industry, including writing gigs for acclaimed series such as The Wire and Boardwalk Empire. Tonight, Lehane will discuss his book-to-film career, as well as his most recent novel, World Gone By, with film noir expert Eddie Muller.