Mystery writer Ken Bruen is the 2016 iBAM Awardee for Literature, and he will receive his award at the iBAM Gala Awards Dinner, October 14th in the Irish American Heritage Center.
Praise for Ken Bruen and the Jack Taylor series:
“The things Jack witnesses these days . . . would cause a saint to go blind. And Jack, whose heroism is fueled by ‘plain old-fashioned rage, bile and bitterness,’ is no saint. Never was, never will be. Amen.” —New York Times Book Review, on Purgatory
“Bruen’s books are known for their dark, brutal humor laced with a crisp dialogue . . . A favorite in Ireland and the U.K., Bruen is threatening to become a mass cult figure in the U.S. as well as a critical favorite.” —Atlantic, on Headstone
“A brilliant, lyrical, deeply moving writer. . . If you like Ian Rankin, Dennis Lehane, Pelecanos, and the like, Bruen is definitely a writer to reckon with.” —Denver Post, on The Guards
“Bruen’s voice is unmistakable: finely chiseled paragraphs that more closely resemble verse than prose . . . Bruen is among the most original and innovative noir voices of the last two decades.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer, on Headstone