John Connolly is a successful thriller author. French translation of The Book of Lost Things has obtained Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010. Here at the CCI he will present his last novel The Gates translated as Les Portes published by l’Archipel. An evolution from thriller to a strange novel, for strange young people and adults. John Connolly is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city and the United States, where each of his novels has been set.