Judith Rossner (1935–2005)

Author of Looking for Mr. Goodbar

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In Conversation with James Ellroy
International Festival of Authors, Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm
A master of noir crime fiction and the author of The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential, James Ellroy sits down to talk to critically acclaimed novelist Linwood Barclay about his spellbinding new WWII-set thriller, Perfidia, which captures the period as you’ve never seen it before.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8

Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)
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According to the Washington Post, Judith Perelman's mother, who taught first grade, pushed her to be a writer. "She used to say magazines were my favorite toys," she said. Judith attended City College of New York (now City University) but dropped out in 1954 to marry Robert Rossner, a teacher and mystery writer. She worked as a secretary in a real estate firm and wrote short stories, which she shopped to women's magazines. Her early books didn't sell well or make money, but received critical praise. Her career took off with the publication in 1975 of "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," a novel based on the real-life murder of a schoolteacher.
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