For the Thrill of It: Literary Thrillers

Fri. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Angie Kim (Miracle Creek), Alexis Schaitkin (Saint X), and Michael Farris Smith (Blackwood) discuss their acclaimed literary thrillers, the methods they use to build suspense, and the inspirations they draw upon when creating gripping fiction. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“With so many complications and loose ends, one of the miracles of [Miracle Creek] is that the author ties it all together and arrives at a deeply satisfying―though not easy or sentimental―ending. Intricate plotting and courtroom theatrics, combined with moving insight into parenting special-needs children and the psychology of immigrants, make this book both a learning experience and a page-turner.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[Schaitkin] is fearless, and her gamble pays off. This killer debut is both a thriller with a vivid setting and an insightful study of race, class, and obsession.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Unsettling, heartbreaking, and frequently astonishing, this Southern gothic never runs out of revelations… Such is the power of Smith’s pitch-black poetic vision that the deeper you get into the book, the more entwined you are by its creeping effects… A gleaming, dark masterpiece by one of Southern fiction’s leading voices.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review