Mary Stanton On Mystery Writers Panel, May 1 At New York Public Library15 April 2012
Mid-Manhattan Library presents The Politics of Crime
Politics and crime is an ancient tradition that never dies. Macbeth murdered his way to the throne, King David used political power to send his romantic obstacle into battle, and corrupt governors are still trying to sell public appointments. Whether the crime is committed for political purposes, covered up by political power or made possible by political position, crime and politics go together Our panel has written about bad behavior from small towns to the global stage to the long-ago and far-away. And it all looks familiar.
Mystery Writers of America / New York Chapter
Julia Pomeroy (Moderator), Joseph Kanon, H. T. Narea, Laura Joh Rowland and Mary Stanton
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
6:30 p.m. on the 6th floor Mid-Manhattan Library 40th Street and 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016
Julia Pomeroy was born in Japan, and grew up in Africa and Italy. She now lives and writes in upstate New York. Her first two mysteries, featuring waitress Abby Silvernale, are The Dark End Of Town, and Cold Moon Home. Her latest, No Safe Ground — a thriller — is coming in 2013, published by Five Star Publishing.
Joseph Kanon was educated at Harvard and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was for many years a publishing executive. His first novel, Los Alamos, was bestseller and won the 1997 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Subsequent books include The Prodigal Spy, The Good German, Alibi, and Stardust. A new novel, Istanbul Passage, will be published this May. He is also the recipient of the Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers and an Anne Frank Foundation Writer’s Award. He has written all his books at the NYPL.
H.T. Narea is an investment banker with twenty-plus years of experience, including a tenure as a principal at JT Morgan Chase. He advised governments, banks, and companies around the world on complex financial issues, but he got his start in fiction researching and editing several books by his father- in- law, Paul Erdman, the New York Times bestselling creator of the financial thriller. The Fund is his first novel. His family’s roots are in Chile and Spain’s Basque Country, and he has lived in Brazil, Venezuela, and Thailand. Currently, he lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife and two young daughters.
Laura Joh Rowland is the author of the mystery series set in 17th c. Japan that features samurai detective Sano Ichiro. Her work has been published in 13 foreign countries and nominated for the Anthony Award, the Hammett Prize, and the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her latest book is The Ronin’s Mistress. She has also written a historical suspense series that stars Charlotte Bronte, the famous Victorian author. She lives in New York City.
Mary Stanton is the author of more than forty novels and the senior editor for three mystery anthologies. She is the author of the popular Beaufort & Company mysteries. She writes two mystery series as Claudia Bishop: The Casebooks Of Dr. McKenzie and The Inn At Hemlock Falls. All are from Berkley Prime Crime. She also has an active career in middle grade fiction: The Magical Mysteries (Berkley) and The Unicorns of Balinor (Scholastic). She is a great admirer of complex, literary political fiction (and wishes she could write it herself). Among the film and literary works she favors are all of Allan Furst’s novels, All The King’s Men, State Of Play, To Play The King, and that steller stunner from Starz, Boss.
Websites: marystanton.com and claudiabishop.com
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