PEN/Faulkner Fiction: Cities at Night: Detectives and Crime
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
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Dennis Lehane is the author of the short story collection Coronado. His other works include: A Drink Before the War; Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone Baby Gone; Prayers for Rain; and Shutter Island. His novel Mystic River was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award, winner of the Anthony Award, the Barry Award for Best Novel, and the Massachusetts Book Award, and it was made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Sean Penn and directed by Clint Eastwood. He will read from his forthcoming novel, The Given Day.
George Pelecanos is an award-winning journalist and the author of 14 crime-noir novels. He won The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Hell to Pay and Soul Circus, and the International Crime Novel of the Year award in France, Germany, and Japan for The Big Blowdown. A regular screenwriter and independent-film producer, Pelecanos was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on the HBO television series The Wire. His novel Right As Rain has been sold to Warner Brothers, and Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks selected him to write two episodes for The Pacific War, the forthcoming HBO series. He will read from his book Drama City.
Richard Price is the author of seven novels, including the national bestsellers Freedomland, nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and an Irish Times Literature Award; and Clockers, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A recipient of the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Price’s fiction, articles, and essays have appeared in Esquire, The Village Voice, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times. He has also written numerous screenplays, including Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Color of Money. He will read from his forthcoming book, Lush Life (March 2008).
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