Fox Cities Book Festival 2018: October 8th - October 14th

John Galligan


John Galligan’s debut novel, Red Sky, Red Dragonfly (2000), set in Japan, impressed critics as "one of the best first novels and one of the most authentic fictional evocations of this country and its people I have ever read” (The Daily Yomiuri) and a "humorous and original tale spanning two continents...a winner" (Japan Times). His series of mysteries includes The Nail Knot (2003), “a real treat" (Library Journal); The Blood Knot, a "superbly told tale" (Kirkus) and a Crime Spree Magazine 2005 Book of the Year; The Clinch Knot (2008), a "stunning excursion into the wilds of human frailty" (Starred Review, Publisher's Weekly); and The Wind Knot (2011) “Galligan’s anti-hero – and this novel – is easy to love” (Wisconsin State Journal). He lives and teaches college writing in Madison, Wisconsin.