Crime Wave Brunch with Don Winslow

Sat. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Omni Hotel - Ballroom

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Sponsored by: University of Virginia Gamma Knife Center


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Join hundreds of Crime Wave readers for Saturday brunch with Crime Wave headliner Don Winslow, whose last four novels including The Force and The Cartel, were all New York Times bestsellers and were all named a “Best Book of the Year” by the New York Times. Winslow has spent two decades researching and writing the Cartel trilogy that began with The Power of the Dog and The Cartel, and concludes with his forthcoming The Border.

Additional Crime Wave authors will join readers for the Brunch, and book sales and a signing by Mr. Winslow will follow.

Ticket sales for this program are now closed.

Why should you attend?

  • Winslow won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and has won or been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Hammett, Macavity and Barry awards, among other prizes. He has won the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing in Spain, the Raymond Chandler Award in Italy, and the Falcon Award in Japan (which he has won four times, more than any other writer). In the UK, he’s been nominated three times for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller and was a finalist for the Gold Dagger for Best Novel.
  • The Force was named a “Best Book of the Year” by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NPR, PBS, Financial Times, and many others. It was called “mesmerizing” by Stephen King and “probably the best cop novel ever written” by Lee Child. It received extraordinary praise for a wide array of national media including Washington Post, Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Daily News (New York), Huffington Post, Newsweek, and many others.
  • 20th Century Fox is developing a film of The Cartel with Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down, The Martian, Gladiator, Blade Runner) producing and directing. Production is slated to begin later in 2018. Winslow’s earlier novels Savages and The Death and Life of Bobby Z were also made into films, and Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star in and produce Satori for Warner Bros.

The Virginia Festival of the Book appreciates the support of the University of Virginia Gamma Knife Center for this program.