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Gwen Florio


Gwen Florio è giornalista e scrittrice.

È stata corrispondente dall'estero in Afghanistan, Iraq e Somalia, tra gli altri paesi.

È stata candidata tre volte al Premio Pulitzer per le sue inchieste giornalistiche e al Pushcart per i suoi racconti. Con i romanzi della serie dedicata alla giornalista Lola Wicks (Montana, Dakota, Disgraced, Reservations, Under the Shadows), che in Italia saranno pubblicati da Marsilio Editori, ha vinto il Pinckley Prize e lo High Plains Book Award, è stata finalista all'International Thriller Award, allo Shamus Award e due volte al Silver Falchion Award.

È membro dell'International Thriller Writers, del Mystery Writers of America, del Sisters in Crime, del Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers e del Women Writing the West.

Vive a Missoula, nel Montana.

Breathless pacing, strong characterizations, and a nuanced plot blend into an unforgettable read [...] strong sense of place and an intriguing ethnic character mix  [...] Florio is a veteran journalist, so she knows her stuff.”


– Library Journal (Starred review, Debut of the Month)



Outstanding first novel [...] Believable action complements razor-sharp observations of people and scenery.


– Publishers Weekly (Starred review)



The exotic setting and plot twists alone would keep a reader absorbed, but Ms. Florio makes them even better with her vivid, sometimes startling, turns of phrase.


– New York Journal of Books



“Crammed with atmosphere and intriguing characters.”


– Kirkus Reviews



Her twists are sharp, her characters vivid [...] and her imagery of the area flows like liquid gold. An excellent beginning to a hopefully long-lived series.


– Mystery Scene Magazine



Stellar page-turning plot, terrific characters and stunning descriptions of Montana scenery.”


– Entertainment Realm



Vincitore dello High Plains Book Award

Vincitore del Pinckley Prize

Finalista all'International Thriller Award

Finalista al Silver Falchion Award

Finalista allo Shamus Award

Debut of the Month di Library Journal

Starred review di Publishers Weekly e Library Journal

Florio succeeds with her second riveting Lola title [...] The hard-nosed feminine perspective is refreshing.


– Library Journal (Starred review)



A gripping read, sure to make readers restless for a third Lola Wicks mystery.


– Booklist



The writing is top-notch [...] Again, Florio chooses interesting settings for her action and infuses her story with plenty of atmosphere and character [...] In Florio's capable hands, Lola Wicks is going to be around for a long, long time.


– Kirkus Reviews



Finalista al Silver Falchion Award

Starred review di Library Journal

A gutsy series.


– The New York Times



A gut-wrenching mystery/thriller that explores prejudice and the incredible stress on soldiers in a seemingly unending war with no clear goals.



– Kirkus Reviews



Flowing prose and gritty narrative [...] Engaging, riveting, and authentic, Disgraced is a thrill ride from the very first page.


– The Big Thrill


Compelling, realistically flawed characters and a timely story line [...] make this one of Florio’s hardest-hitting mysteries yet.


– Library Journal (Starred review)



Florio captures the culture and poverty on reservations still suffering from greed and mismanagement in a ripped-from-the-headlines story with a shocking ending.



– Kirkus Reviews



Gwen Florio uses the stark isolation and rugged landforms of the Navajo reservation to help build tension to an explosive climax. Another winner from a first-rate writer.


– Anne Hillerman, autrice best seller del New York Times




Starred review di Library Journal

“Florio captures the culture and poverty on reservations still suffering from greed and mismanagement in a ripped-from-the-headlines story with a shocking ending.”



– Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)



Engrossing [...] Few will be able to resist this moving tale of redemption.


– Publishers Weekly



Starred review di Kirkus Reviews

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