John Connolly


In addition to more than 30 books for adults, John has written three books for younger readers in the Samuel Johnson series; a trilogy of young adult science fiction novels, The Chronicles of the Invaders, with his wife, Jennifer Ridyard; and a coming-of-age novel, The Book of Lost Things, which was followed in 2023 by another novel in the sequence, The Land of Lost Things.

Stories from his short story collections Nocturnes were adapted for BBC Radio Four.  John was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968, studied English at Trinity College, Dublin, journalism at Dublin City University, and is currently working on his PhD in University College Cork. He is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city and the United States.