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Find out what movies and books inspired this group of bestselling crime fiction writers! Jonathan Santlofer, Alison Gaylin, Duane Swierczynski, Megan Abbott, and Lauren Wilkinson talk about memorable characters, scenes, and twists from their favorite crime fiction films and literature.

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    Megan Abbott

    Megan Abbott

    Megan Abbott is the Edgar-winning author of nine novels, including You Will Know Me and The Fever. Her most recent book is Give Me Your Hand. She just finished her first season as co-creator and co-showrunner of Dare Me, the TV show based on her novel.

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    Alison Gaylin

    Alison Gaylin

    USA Today and international bestselling author Alison Gaylin won the 2019 Edgar Award for her novel If I Die Tonight. Her work has been published in the US, UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Romania and Denmark, and she has won and been nominated for numerous awards, including the Shamus, ITW Thriller, Strand Book Award, Macavity and the Anthony Award. Her 11th book, Never Look Back, came out in July, 2019 from William Morrow. She is currently at work on her 12th book, out from William Morrow in 2021.

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    Jonathan Santlofer

    Jonathan Santlofer

    Jonathan Santlofer is the author of five novels, among them the international bestseller The Death Artist, and the Nero award winning Anatomy of Fear. His memoir The Widower’s Notebook received national acclaim, appeared on several “best books of 2018” lists, and was a featured segment on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Santlofer is editor/creator of six anthologies, including The Dark End of the Street, LA NOIRE: The Collected Stories, and the New York Times notable book It Occurs to Me that I Am America. His short stories have appeared in numerous collections, including The Rich and the Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille, New Jersey Noir, edited by Joyce Carol Oates, and In Sunlight or In Shadow, edited by Lawrence Block. He serves on the boards of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers of North America. He is the founder of Crime Fiction Academy at the Center for Fiction, and has taught writing and art at Columbia University, The New School and Pratt Institute. Also a visual artist Santlofer is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy In Rome, the Vermont Studio Center and serves on the board of Yaddo. His most recent novel, The Last Mona Lisa, will be published in fall 2021.

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    Duane Swierczynski

    Duane Swierczynski

    Duane Swierczynski is the two-time Edgar-nominated author of ten novels including Revolver, Canary, and the Shamus Award-winning Charlie Hardie series, many of which are in development for film/TV. A native Philadelphian, he now lives in Los Angeles with his family.

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    Lauren Wilkinson

    Lauren Wilkinson

    Lauren Wilkinson’s debut novel, American Spy, is an NAACP Image Award nominee, and an Edgar Award nominee. It was short-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” pick, and was included on Barack Obama’s 2019 Recommended Reading List. Lauren earned an MFA in fiction and literary translation from Columbia University, and has taught writing at Columbia and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer’s Fellow, and has received support from both the MacDowell Colony and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Her writing has appeared in Granta, the Believer, New York magazine and the New York Times, among other publications. Lauren splits her time between New York and Los Angeles where she works as a TV writer.