SJ Rozan's fifteen novels and fifty-plus short stories have won multiple awards, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity, and also the Japanese Maltese Falcon. In 2016 she was honored with the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award. Many of her short stories have appeared in various "Best Of" collections, including 2016's BEST CRIME AND MYSTERY STORIES. She's edited two short story anthologies, BRONX NOIR and DARK END OF THE STREET (with Jonathan Santlofer).
Born and raised in the Bronx, SJ now lives in lower Manhattan. She went to Oberlin College, where she majored in Communications, and then to SUNY at Buffalo for a Masters in Architecture. In New York City SJ was a practicing architect for over twenty years. Most of that time, she was writing and publishing.
SJ teaches and lectures widely, including at New York's Center for Fiction and during the summer in Assisi, Italy, at Art Workshop International. She's been Guest of Honor at Left Coast Crime, Toastmaster at Bouchercon (the World Crime Convention), a speaker at the Shanghai Literary Festival, a Master Artist at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, and a Writer-in-Residence at the Wisconsin Writer's Association and at Singapore Management University. Her newest book is Sam Cabot's SKIN OF THE WOLF.