A J Finn, pseudonym for Daniel Mallory, has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Times Literary Supplement (UK). A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years as a book editor before returning to New York City.
A J Finn worked for several years in London at Sphere Books, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company. He wrote The Woman in the Window, his first novel, while living in New York and working as a vice president and executive editor at publisher William Morrow and Company. It debuted in 2018 at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list but was criticized for key similarities to Sarah A. Denzil’s 2016 book Saving April. A feature film starring Amy Adams and Gary Oldman was adapted from the book.
Mallory came to attention in 2019 for lying extensively about his past in order to excuse personal shortcomings and illegitimately further his literary work and career.