Bruce DeSilva is the author of “Rogue Island,” winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Edgar Award for best first novel of 2010.
DeSilva will appear June 11 at Central Connecticut State University as part of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust 2011 annual celebration.
"Rogue Island" has also been nominated for the Anthony and Barry awards and was a Publishers Weekly “first fiction” selection as one of the top debut novels of 2010.
“Cliff Walk,” the second book in the series, will be published early in 2012, and DeSilva is currently writing the third.
DeSilva worked as an investigative reporter, editor, and writing coach at The Providence Journal, The Hartford Courant, and, most recently, The Associated Press, before forsaking journalism to write fiction. His book reviews have appeared in hundreds of newspapers including The New York Times book review section.