Although I long ago lost my desire to live in New York City, there are times when I really wish I could transport myself there for brief visits. Next week would be a prime opportunity, for instance.
According to this new post in Mystery Fanfare, on Tuesday, September 27, “four of the genre’s most acclaimed and celebrated writers”—Megan Abbott, Laura Lippman, Alison Gaylin, and Alafair Burke—will be on hand at the historic Center for Fiction (17 East 47th Street) to discuss … what else? Women in crime fiction, as well as “the current state of both this genre and our society.”
This panel discussion will begin at 7 p.m., and Laura Miller, a books and culture columnist for Slate, will act as moderator. From what I can tell, the event is free and open to the general public. For more information, call the Center at 212-755-6710.