This year, the Boston College Arts Council has selected Chuck Hogan to receive the 2011 Arts Council Alumni Award for distinguished artistic achievement. Chuck Hogan is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed novels, including Prince of Thieves, Devils in Exile, The Killing Moon, and The Standoff. His non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, and his short fiction has twice been anthologized in The Best American Mystery Stories annual.
His novel Prince of Thieves was awarded the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers for “literary excellence in the field of crime writing,” and in 2010 was adapted into the film The Town, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, with Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, and Blake Lively.
Hogan is co-writing with Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, the writer and director of Pan’s Labyrinth, the international bestsellers The Strain and The Fall, published worldwide in twenty-nine languages. The third novel in their collaboration is titled The Night Eternal.
Hogan graduated from Boston College in 1989 with a degree in English Literature. He regularly returns to campus in order to speak with students about his experiences as a working writer. He has appeared at the Arts Career Night, was the first alumni guest at the Master Class series, and other events. He lives outside Boston with his family.
Chuck Hogan’s Festival Appearances
|Thursday – 4:30 p.m.||Inside the BC Studio
Live interview with Mr. Hogan. Devlin Hall, Room 101
|Thursday – 7:00 p.m.||Film Screening: The Town
Watch the screen adaptation of Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves with free popcorn! Followed by Q&A and book signing with Mr. Hogan. Devlin Hall, Room 008
|Friday – 4:00 p.m.||Arts Awards Celebration and Reception
Presentation of Arts Council Alumni Award. Outdoor celebratory reception to follow. Please register for this free event. O’Neill Plaza
|Friday – 7:00 p.m.||Lowell Humanities Series
Mr. Hogan talks with BC professor Chris Wilson about the Boston Crime Story. Please register for this free event. Devlin Hall, Room 008
Previous Arts Council Alumni Award winners have included actress Amy Poehler ’93, photographer James Balog ’74, actor Chris O’Donnell ’92, singer-songwriter Ellis Paul ’87, and playwright Bill Cain ’70.