The release of the Fall for the Book schedule prompted me to update the Events page at my website for the fall. Glad to be in conversation with the great Sarah Weinman at this year’s FftB festival and looking forward to more events beyond!
Here’s the event listing for our Fall for the Book event “Uncovering the Real Lolita” on Saturday, October 12, at 10:30 a.m. in Merten Hall on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus:
Edgar Award-winning writer Art Taylor interviews Sarah Weinman, author of the true-crime book The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, An Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece. With a mix of narrative and history, Weinman captures the story of the real-life crime—the kidnapping of an eleven-year-old girl named Sally—that inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write the famous novel, Lolita. In a book described as “Riveting… dark and compulsively readable” by the Los Angeles Times, and named a Best Book of 2018 by the Washington Post, NPR, Vulture, and more, Weinman seeks to restore the voice of a voiceless girl.
And here’s my updated events listings, with more to be updated soon, including the possibility of a Noir at the Bar reading and a more complete schedule for Bouchercon too. Check my Events page for these updates and for more events into 2020 as well.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
- Discussion: “Uncovering the Real Lolita” with Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, An Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece, Fall for the Book, Merten Hall, Room 1201, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA • 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
- Author Showcase, Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter, Miller Branch, Howard County Library, Miller, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD • 1 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, October 31-November 3, 2019: Bouchercon, Hyatt Regency, Dallas, Texas
- Opening Ceremonies • Thursday, October 31, 5 p.m.
- Anthony Awards Presentation • Saturday, November 2, 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
- Author Showcase, Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter, Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA • 1 p.m.