“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Great Scott

I mentioned earlier in the week that I’ll be interviewing Scott Turow in Dublin on November 11th – he’ll be appearing at Smock Alley in Temple Bar to promote his latest thriller, IDENTICAL (Mantle). The details run like this:
We are delighted to announce another event in our ongoing series of author talks with our neighbours, The Gutter Bookshop. Meet the bestselling author of Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow, who will be discussing his new thriller Identical, a gripping masterpiece of dark family rivalries, shadowy politics and hidden secrets.
The event will be chaired by award winning Irish crime writer Declan Burke.

  11th November @ 6pm in the Main Space

  Scott Turow is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction including Innocent, Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof, and two non-fiction books including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into film and television projects. He frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Atlantic.
  For all the details, clickety-click here

3 comments:

Robyn said...

I have read a few of Scott Turow's books and have enjoyed them. I think "Identical" sounds like a book I would be very interested in. He always writes in such a way that I can't put his books down until I've read every last word! Another book that kept me on the edge of my seat is called, " No One Can Know" by author Adrienne LaCava. http://adriennelacava.com/ This is a political fiction thriller set in the backdrop of the 1960s during the JFK assassination, which begins as a CIA agent as a witness who must now go into hiding at the ranch. The family also takes in their pre-teen niece, whom they have never met. Everyone is put to the test as a marksman is sent to the ranch to hunt down the agent. The book is thought provoking and educational storytelling. I had to order pizza for my family becaue I couldn't stop reading to make dinner!

Lance Henley said...

I'm looking forward to your interview with Scott! I have read Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof, and find him to be an amazing author. Robyn, No One Can Know seems like an excellent read as well. I will have to check that one out!

Robyn said...

You will LOVE it! It's one of the best books I have ever read!