Sunday, October 05, 2008

Keeping You in Suspense

Knowing that I am headed next week for America’s East Coast, in order to attend Bouchercon in Baltimore, U.S. publisher Random House asked me if I would join critic-blogger Sarah Weinman in a panel discussion of a novelist whose work we both admire, Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Unfortunately, since I am scheduled to fly back home before the event takes place, I had to decline the invitation. This is a pity, because I recently had the pleasure of meeting Erland Larsson, Stieg Larsson’s father, and have some very fresh information which I shall release soon as part of an interview organized in conjunction with the legendary publisher Christopher MacLehose.

But just because I can’t attend this panel discussion doesn’t mean you can’t. If you happen to be in New York City after Bouchercon, here are the details:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A Panel Discussion on Stieg Larsson

Tuesday, October 14, 6:30 pm, at Scandinavia House in New York

Admission FREE

An evening celebrating the work and lasting legacy of Stieg Larsson, the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Knopf, September 2008) and two other forthcoming novels. A publishing sensation across Europe, selling two million copies and spending months on best-seller lists, The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo is a murder mystery, family saga, love story, and tale of financial intrigue. Harlan Coben says, “So much more than a thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a dazzling novel of big ideas. It tackles issues of power, corruption, justice, and innocence--all the while drawing you into the twists and turns of a frighteningly suspenseful mystery.” Stieg Larsson lived in Sweden and was the editor in chief of Expo magazine before his death in 2004.

Moderator : Sarah Weinman

Participants include: Val McDermid [A Darker Domain], Jeffrey Frank (author of Bad Publicity and other novels, and editor at The New Yorker), and Edward Kastenmeier (VP/Executive Editor,Vintage/Anchor Books)
Oh, and if you go, be sure to say that The Rap Sheet sent you. And don’t forget to wish Weinman well on the fifth birthday of her blog, Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind.

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