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In Conversation: Alison Gaylin and Laura Lippman


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Tuesday, 8:00 pm EDT November 2, 2021

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The Collective feels like the book of the moment, the year. Clever, compassionate and all too believable.”
— Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Dream Girl

Alison Gaylin celebrates the launch of her new novel, The Collective, with fellow thriller author Laura Lippman, whose latest book Dream Girl was released in June 2021.

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    Alison Gaylin

    Alison Gaylin

    USA Today and international bestselling author Alison Gaylin has been nominated for the Edgar four times. Most recently, her thriller If I Die Tonight won the award in the category Best Paperback Original. She has also won the Shamus and RT Reviewers Choice awards and has been nominated for the Anthony, ITW Thriller, and Strand Book Awards. Her books are published in several countries, including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Japan, Romania, and the Netherlands. She lives with her husband and daughter in Woodstock, New York.

    Photo Credit: Michael Gaylin

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    Laura Lippman

    Laura Lippman

    Laura Lippman was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at the (Baltimore) Sun. She began writing novels while working full time and published seven books about “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her work has been awarded the Edgar, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe, and Barry awards. She also has been nominated for other prizes in the crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was the first-ever recipient of the Mayor’s Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association.

    Ms. Lippman grew up in Baltimore and attended city schools through ninth grade. After graduating from Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Md., Ms. Lippman attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her other newspaper jobs included the Waco Tribune-Herald and the San Antonio Light.

    Ms. Lippman returned to Baltimore in 1989 and has lived there since. She is the daughter of Theo Lippman Jr., a Sun editorial writer who retired in 1995 but continues to freelance for several newspapers, and Madeline Mabry Lippman, a former Baltimore City school librarian. Her sister, Susan, is a local bookseller.

    Photo Credit: Lesley Unruh

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