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Reed Farrel Coleman American writer and poet. Reprinted also as Tony Spinosa (Tony Spinosa). Reed Farrell Coleman was born on March 29, 1956 in Brooklyn (New York) to a Jewish family. He was the youngest of three brothers. The name Reed was given to him in honor of the actor of second-rate films, Reed Hadley, the name Farrell, according to Jewish tradition, was given in memory of a deceased relative. Later, Reed was the first in the family to change the good Jewish surname Cohens to the sonorous Irish surname Coleman. Brooklyn, where Reed grew up, is bordered by Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach and Coney Island. This neighborhood later allowed Reed, depending on his mood, to assert in numerous interviews that he was from one or another of these places. The peculiarities of life in all three quarters are reflected in his works, especially Coney Island. The area, with its quirky mix of decadence and bustle, has become a central symbol of his work. Coleman attended Abraham Lin...

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Reed Farrel Coleman American writer and poet. Reprinted also as Tony Spinosa (Tony Spinosa). Reed Farrell Coleman was born on March 29, 1956 in Brooklyn (New York) to a Jewish family. He was the youngest of three brothers. The name Reed was given to him in honor of the actor of second-rate films, Reed Hadley, the name Farrell, according to Jewish tradition, was given in memory of a deceased relative. Later, Reed was the first in the family to change the good Jewish surname Cohens to the sonorous Irish surname Coleman. Brooklyn, where Reed grew up, is bordered by Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach and Coney Island. This neighborhood later allowed Reed, depending on his mood, to assert in numerous interviews that he was from one or another of these places. The peculiarities of life in all three quarters are reflected in his works, especially Coney Island. The area, with its quirky mix of decadence and bustle, has become a central symbol of his work. Coleman attended Abraham Lincoln College. Then he began to write the first youthful poems. They were mediocre and very weak, but, oddly enough, some were printed in the school literary magazine. In his senior years, Reed became the editor-in-chief of this magazine. According to Coleman, in the history of the school, he remained a unique example of a student who, due to classes in a poetry circle, gave up a successful football career. While attending Brooklyn College, Reed also worked for a student literary magazine and continued to publish. However, realizing that the poet`s career was not accelerating, Reed began to look closely at the department of English philology. "At that time, in the mid-70s, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbury and David Lyman taught in college, who quickly knocked my arrogance off and ground it to dust." After graduating from university, Coleman took a job with an airline company at 1 World Trade Center. But soon an overly proactive specialist who dared to publicly criticize the leadership was demoted to the cargo department of Kennedy International Airport. It was here that Reed met those colorful characters who later became the prototypes of his extraordinary book heroes with their complex characters. Fighting the boredom of mechanical unskilled work, Reed began taking evening detective fiction classes at Brooklyn College. A detailed study of the creativity of the classics of the cool detective D. Hammett , R. Chandler , L. Blok determined his future destiny and literary preferences. Another event in Coleman`s life was significant. While working part time in a restaurant in Brooklyn, Reed met retired New York detective Tom MacDonald. "We understood each other right away. We were both from Brooklyn childhood, so our camaraderie was natural." Tom became both an inspiration and an advisor. He served as the inspiration for Johnny McClue, one of the main characters in his first three novels. In 2001, Reed publishes the cool detective Walking the Perfect Square, with a new protagonist, former New York policeman Mo Preiger. In some ways, Mo Prager is reminiscent of Meyer Meyer, who was distinguished by the boundless patience of a detective from the 87th police station Ed McBain . Coleman himself believes that the image of Mo Praeger was formed under the impression of the books Lawrence Block about Matthew Scudder. The novel "Walking in a Square" made the author famous, and readers liked the new image of a private detective. In total, 6 books have been created in the series, but the greatest success so far has been accompanied by the third book - "The James Deans" (2005). This book won three awards at once - Shamus Award , presented by the American Writers Union (PWA) for the best book about private investigator, Anthony Award and Barry Award , was nominated for the Edgar Poe (Edgar Award) and Macavity Award . The Shamus Award was awarded to other books in the series: the fourth "Soul Patch" (2007) in 2008 and the fifth - "Empty Ever After" (2008) in 2009. In addition, Soul Patch was also nominated for the Edgar Poe Award , Macavity Award and " Barry "(Barry Award) . A good illustration of the principle that Coleman instills in his students in the classroom: "Write what you know well" can be found in the books in the series "Joe Serpe and Bob Healy" , published by him under the pseudonym Tony Spinoza (Tony Spinosa). For the writing of the new series, Reed recalled the period of his life when he worked as a fuel truck driver with a tanker truck. Reed explains the use of the pseudonym by the fact that at this time, after the tremendous success of the third book about Mo Praiger, there were difficult negotiations with the publisher about further cooperation. A new stage in Coleman`s work was his joint work on the novel Tower (Tower, 2009) with Ken Bruen , whom he met in 2003 at the conference "The Partners in Crime Neverwards" in New York and made friends. According to Coleman, “The Tower was a major challenge for our friendship. It`s good that during the work there were three thousand miles of ocean between us and that neither of us had a pistol. " The Tower novel became one of the finalists of the Book of the Year in the detective category. The winner will be announced on May 25, 2010 by a jury composed of booksellers and librarians. Coleman has also published in 8 anthologies, was the editor of the anthology "Hard-boiled Brooklyn". Reed is also published as a poet and has been one of the editors of Poetry Bone for several years. In 2005, Coleman was elected to the board of directors of the Detective Writers` Association of America, and the following year - the executive vice president of the organization. Coleman is now an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and teaches writing. His books have been translated into seven languages. Lives with his wife and two children on Long Island (New York). In his spare time, he plays basketball for two hours a day, five days a week, enjoys going to the movies with his son and cooking. Among the writers who had a strong influence on him, he names D. Hammett, R. Chandler, T. S. Eliot , Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, David Lehman, Lawrence Block, Philip Kerr . The writers he constantly reads are Ken Bruen , Daniel Woodrell, SJ Rozan, Megan Abbott, Peter Blauner, Peter Spiegelman.  Detective. Declaration of love , Writer`s site .  Bibliography Series Dylan Klein - Dylan Klein 1991 - 1. Life Goes Sleeping 1993 - 2. Little Easter 1998 - 3. They Don`t Play Stickball in Milwaukee - No stickball is played in Milwaukee Moe Prager - Mo Prager 2001 - 1. Walking the Perfect Square 2004 - 2. Redemption Street 2005 - 3. The James Deans 2007 - 4. Soul Patch 2008 - 5. Empty Ever After 2010 - 6. Innocent Monster Novels 2009 - Tower (with Ken Bruen) - Tower (with Ken Bruen) Stories 2005 - Kaddish 2006 - Bat Head Speed ​​2006 - Portrait of the Killer as a Young Man 2006 - King Fixer 2006 - Requiem for Moe 2007 - Pearls 2007 - Due Diligence 2008 - Coney Island: No Roses for Bubbeh 2008 - Accidentally, Like a Martyr 2009 - Jibber Jabbe 2010 - Another Role 2010 - Gobble 2010 - Feeding the Crocodile Alias ​​ Tony Spinosa - Tony Spinoza Series Joe Serpe and Bob Healy - Joe Serpe and Bob Healy [ / b] 2006 - 1. Hose Monkey 2008 - 2. The Fourth Victim Story 2006 - Killing O`Malley poem 2005 - Poetry of Murder. 2009 - "The Dying Man" The Lineup 2: Poems on Crime 2, Editor: Gerald So with Patrick Shawn Bagley, R. Narvaez, and Anthony Rainone. 2010 - "Victim`s Kiss" The Lineup 3: Poems on Crime 3, Edited by Gerald So.  Reed Farrel Coleman (Editor) 2006 - Hard Boiled Brooklyn Ken Bruen, Jason Starr, Peter Spiegelman, Peter Blauner, SJ Rozan, Jim Fusilli, Charlie Stella, Joseph Wallace, Gabriel Cohen, Naomi Rand, Glenville Lovell, Michele Martinez, Tim Sheard, Ralph Pezzullo, Tony Spinosa, and Maggie Estep.  Anthology 2005 - Plots with Guns. A Noir Anthology , Edited by Anthony Neil Smith Stories by Michael Connelly, Pearce Hansen, Eddie Muller, Tim Wohlforth, Laura Lippman, Patrick J. Lambe, Steve Hamilton, Charlie Stella, Paul A. Toth, Darren Speegle, Reed Farrel Coleman, Victor Gischler, Robert Skinner, Trevor Maviano, Beverly Brackett, Sean Dolittle, Mark T. Conard, Tribe, Jason Starr, Gary Phillips, Jim Nisbet, Kevin James Miller, Scott Phillips, Kent Anderson 2006 - Dublin Noir - Edited by Ken Bruen Eoin Colfer, Jason Starr, Laura Lippman, Olen Steinhauer, Peter Spiegelman, Kevin Wignall, Jim Fusilli, John Rickards, Patrick J. Lambe, Charlie Stella, Ray Banks, James O. Born, Sarah Weinman, Pat Mullan, Reed Farrel Coleman, Craig McDonald, Duane Swierczynski, Gary Phillips. 2006 - These Guns for Hire . Edited by Joe Konrath David Morrell, Ed Gorman, Lawrence Block, Sean Doolittle, William Kent Krueger, Max Allan Collins, Reed Farrel Coleman 2006 - Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir . Edited by Duane Swierczynski Jeff Abbott, Megan Abbott, Charles Ardai, Ray Banks, Mark Billingham, Steve Brewer, Ken Bruen, Milton Burton, Reed Farrel Coleman, Colin Cotterill, Bill Crider, Sean Doolittle, Victor Gischler, Allan Guthrie, John Harvey, Simon Kernick, Laura Lippman, Stuart MacBride, Donna Moore, Zoë Sharp, Jenny Siler, Jason Starr, Charlie Stella, Duane Swierczynski, Robert Ward, Sarah Weinman, and Dave White. 2007 - Expletive Deleted . Edited by Jen Jordan Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Charlie Huston, Nathan Singer, Anthony Neil Smith, Jason Starr, Sarah Weinman, John Rickards, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Reed Farrel Coleman, Kevin Wignall, Olen Steinhauer, Otis Twelve, Russel D. McLean , Scott Wolven, David Bowker, Michael O`Mahony, Ray Banks, Ruth Jordan, Delphine Lecompte and HP Tinker. 2007 - Wall Street Noir (Akashic Noir) . Edited by Peter Spiegelman John Burdett, Peter Blauner, Charles Ardai, Henry Blodget, Twist Phelan, Larry Light (Lawrence Light), James Hime, Jason Starr, Lauren Sanders, Tim Broderick, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jim Fusilli, Mark Haskell Smith, Magnus McKay, Megan Abbott, Peter Spiegelman, David Noonan, Richard Aleas, Stephen Rhodes. 2008 - Brooklyn Noir 3: True Crime on the City Streets . Edited by Tim McLoughlin and Thomas Adcock Constance Casey, Christopher Musella, Robert Leuci, Thomas Adcock, Errol Louis, Robert Knightly, Dennis Hawkins, Patricia Mulcahy, Tim McLoughlin, Reed Farrel Coleman, CJ Sullivan, Kim Sykes, Jess Korman, Denise Buffa, Rosemarie Yu, Aileen Gallagher. 2008 - The Darker Mask . Walter Mosley, Gary Phillips, Reed Farrel Coleman, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Wayne Wilson (L. Wilson Wilson), Lorenzo Carcaterra, Gar Anthony Haywood, Naomi Hirahara, "LA" Banks, Jerry Rodriguez (Jerry A. Rodriguez), Mike Gonzales (Michael A. Gonzales), Alexandra Sokoloff, Annie Nocenti, Mat Johnson, Peter Speigelman, Dosselle Young, Victor LaValle. Edited by CAC & Gary, Christopher Chambers, 2009 - Once Upon a Crime . Edited by Gary Bush and Chris Everheart SJ Rozan, Sujata Massey, CJ Box, William Kent Krueger, Pete Hautman, David Housewright, Lois Greiman, and Mary Logue. 2010 - Indian Country Noir . Edited by Sarah Cortez and Liz Martinez Stories by Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O`Neil De Noux, AA Hedge Coke, Gerard Houarner, Liz Martinez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melissa Yi.