Featuring Reed Farrel Coleman Sarah Cortez
at Opal Divine's (700 West 6th St.)
The only thing most crime fiction fans love as much as books is drinking, so it only makes sense that someone would combine both. Started in Philadelphia a few years, Noir At The Bar has made its way across the country from St, Louis to LA. MysteryPeople hosted the first ever Noir At The Bar in Austin, and we're excited to do it again at Opal Divine's.
Tonight, in addition to welcoming two fabulous crime fiction authors, we'll also be celebrating MysteryPeople's second birthday! Join us for cake and readings from the following authors:
Reed Farrel Coleman will read from his new book, Gun Church. Once a literary wunderkind, author Kip Weiler now teaches creative writing at Brixton County Community College--a third-rate school in a rural mining town. But when he saves his class from a potential bloodbath, he is initiated by two of his students into a cult-like group that worships the essential nature of handguns, and rekindles his long-absent creative spark. But as Weiler's involvement with the cult deepens and the end of his novel is in sight, the lines between art and life blur until they become unrecognizable.
Reed Farrel Coleman is the former executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America. He has published fourteen novels: two stand-alones and three series, including seven books in the Moe Prager series. Tower was co-authored with award-winning Irish writer Ken Bruen. He is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best Detective Novel of the Year and is a two-time Edgar® Award nominee. He has also received the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards.His short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in The Long Island Quarterly, Wall Street Noir, Brooklyn Noir 3, The Darker Mask, These Guns For Hire, Crimespree Magazine, and several other publications.
Sarah Cortez will read from her collection of poetry, How to Undress a Cop. Sarah Cortez lives, works, and polices in Houston, Texas. In 1999, she won the PEN Texas Literary Award in Poetry. Her first book of poetry was entitled "How to Undress a Cop." She has edited five volumes and been awarded the Skipping Stones Honor Award for her editing of "Windows into My World: Latino Youth Write Their Lives." Her other recent edited volumes are as follows: "Indian Country Noir" (Akashic Books), "Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery," and "You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens."
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