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An Intimate Evening Salon with Megan Abbott and Jonathan Santlofer on Crime Fiction

Tuesday, 7:00 pm EDT July 9, 2024

The Center for Fiction

Join us for an intimate evening with two acclaimed authors of crime fiction—Megan Abbott and Jonathan Santlofer. Abbott is an Edgar award-winning author of electrifying crime novels including The TurnoutGive Me Your Hand, and You Will Know Me. She is known for skillfully subverting and updating the genre by writing from a unique female perspective. Her latest work is the eerie Beware the Woman, which was named one of the best books of 2023 by NPR, the PBS NewsHour, the Guardian, and more. Santlofer is the Nero Award-winning author of numerous suspenseful thrillers, including The Last Mona Lisa, Anatomy of Fear, and the international bestseller The Death Artist. Known for his impeccably plotted mysteries, Santlofer’s latest work, The Last Van Gogh, is an electric tale about the search for the titular artist’s final self-portrait.  The two authors will have a rousing conversation about the craft of crime fiction and answer questions from the audience about their work. The cozy, relaxed setting of The Center for Fiction’s Members Lounge is the perfect venue to engage with these two accomplished writers.


In Conversation

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    Megan Abbott

    Megan Abbott

    Megan Abbott is the Edgar award-winning author of eleven crime novels, including You Will Know Me, Give Me Your Hand, and the New York Times bestseller The Turnout, the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Dare Me, the series she adapted from her own novel, is now streaming on Netflix. Her latest novel, Beware the Woman, is now in paperback.

    Photo Credit: Nina Subin

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    Jonathan Santlofer

    Jonathan Santlofer

    Jonathan Santlofer is the author of seven novels, including the national bestseller The Lost Van Gogh, and 2021 bestseller The Last Mona Lisa, Nero award-winning Anatomy of Fear, and the highly praised memoir The Widower’s Notebook. He is also the editor of eight anthologies, including the New York Times notable book It Occurs to Me that I Am America. His short stories have appeared in The Strand, Ellery Queen, and many story collections. As an artist, Santlofer’s work is in major private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Tokyo’s Institute of Contemporary Art. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for Arts grants, has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, the Vermont Studio Center, and serves on the board of Yaddo, the oldest arts community in the U.S. He lives in NYC where he is at work on a new novel.

    Photo Credit: Clarke Tolton