Well, this is cool. I’m pleased to find myself in very good company–alongside Booklist associate editor Donna Seaman and Booklist reviewer Mark Eleveld, to name two–in the NewCity Lit 50, published to coincide with the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair.
And speaking of Printers Row, if you’re in Chicago and you’re planning to attend, you can catch me on Sunday, June 8th on the “Thrill of Mystery” panel at the University Center’s Park/Fountain rooms. I’ll be appearing with Joseph Weisberg (An Ordinary Spy), Raymond Benson (Sweetie’s Diamonds), Jonathan Santlofer (The Murder Notebook), and Ellis Goodman (Bear Any Burden). Bill Savage will be the moderator.
If you’d like to see Donna Seaman (Writers on the Air), she’ll be conversing with Julia Bachrach and Jo Ann Nathan (Inspired by Nature) and Peggy Macnamara (Architecture by Birds and Insects) at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the University Center’s River Room. You can also catch her discussing “The Art of Book Reviewing” with David Ulin (The Myth of Solid Ground) and Elizabeth Taylor (American Pharaoh) at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday in the University Center’s Loop Room.
You could also have watched her having a conversation with Richard Preston (The Wild Trees) at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Harold Washington Library Center multi-purpose room, but Donna just received word that Preston is unwell and won’t be making the trip–the event has been canceled. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!