Jack O'Connell

Jack O'Connell

Born: 1959
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Jack O’Connell is a critically acclaimed author and New York Times Best-seller. He has compiled a wildly imaginative, yet wonderfully unnerving collection of works entitled: The Resurrectionist, Box Nine, Wireless, Word Made Flesh, and The Skin Palace. He is a champion of the dark and gritty world of the noir genre who has developed quite the following of international fans.

Born and raised in the city of Worcester, Jack was deeply inspired by the cheap drugstore novels and dime cinemas of his childhood. His work is deeply inspired by locations throughout the rusty, worn-down city of Worcester, MA, where he cites ruined train stations, monumental towers, and the local colleges as fountains of insight. Jack’s take on the city of Worcester comes to life in the form of Quinsigamond, the city where “nothing is as it seems”.

Jack went on to study at the College of The Holy Cross, where he would later put down the robe of an undergraduate student, and take up the mantle of Professor.

He continues to search for ways to share the adventures of Quinsigamond from his home, just outside Worcester, where he lives with his wife and children.





You're a writer twenty-four hours a day, whether you're stitting at a keyboard twenty-four hours a day or not.
— Jack O'Connell
I had used some devices that you would define as crime novel devices - it was a violent story, there were narcotics detectives, there were drugs involved, there was - it was a real noir setting, it was lassic broken down urban decay.
— Jack O'Connell
I never knew I was a crime writer, I never felt like I was a crime writer.
— Jack O'Connell