Pen Name: None
Born: 1974 in Flint, Michigan
Sakey moved to Chicago in 2002. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago and still resides in the Windy City today.
Biographical and Professional Information
Marcus Sakey's thrillers have been nominated for more than fifteen awards, named New York Time's Editor's Picks, selected among Esquire's Top 5 Books of The Year and translated into numerous languages. His novel, Good People was made into a movie starring James Franco and Kate Hudson, and BRILLIANCE is currently in development with Legendary Pictures (Inception, The Dark Knight.)
In 2011, Sakey was the host of the acclaimed television show Hidden City on the Travel Channel. It was a show about US cities and their famous crimes. The first city he highlighted was none other than his own town of Chicago.
Prior to writing, he worked as a landscaper, a theatrical carpenter, a 3D animator, a movie reviewer, a tutor, and a graphic designer.
- The Blade Itself, Minotaur, 2007
- Accelerant: At the City's Edge, Minotaur, 2008
- Good People, Dutton, 2008
- SIN: A Deadly Anthology, Avendia Publishing, 2008
- The Amateurs, Dutton, 2009
- No Turning Back, Corgi, 2010
- The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes, Dutton, 2011
- Brilliance, Thomas & Mercer, 2013
- A Better World, Thomas & Mercer, 2014
Titles at Your Library
The Blade Itself: A Novel
Release Date: 2007-01-09
Release Date: 2008-08-14
SIN: A Deadly Anthology
Release Date: 2008-09-01
The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy)
Release Date: 2013-07-16
The Blade Itself
- Strand Critic's Award
- Esquire Five Best Reads List
- 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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