Empire Club: An evening with best-selling mystery/suspense authors Laura Lippman and Alison Gaylin

Friday, May 20, 2016

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Cost: Free; Registration is required as seating is limited

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Fri, 2016-05-20 18:00 - 20:30

Stiumulating cultural musings through thoughtful conversation and inspiring socialization...


In partnership with Goat Hill, PPL presents an evening at the Empire Club, and a conversation between two top suspense writers, Alison Gaylin and Laura Lippman.

Meet on the 3rd Floor Balcony for light refreshments & cocktails.

Space is limited. RSVP required to:

Do you have an idea for a mystery novel that you've been kicking around for a while? Listen to two top suspense writers talk about their careers, their books and their approach to craft in an evening of conversation as part of the Providence Public Library's Empire Club. 

Alison Gaylin's debut book Hide Your Eyes was nominated for an Edgar Award in the Best First Novel Category. Her critically acclaimed suspense novels have been published in such countries as the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, and Japan. She has been nominated for the ITW Thriller, Anthony and RT Awards and won the Shamus Award for And She Was, the first book in the Brenna Spector Series. Her books have been on bestseller lists in the US and Germany. Her ninth book What Remains of Me was published in 2015 by HarperCollins.


Laura Lippman  is one of the most acclaimed novelists in America and has greatly expanded the boundaries of mystery fiction and psychological suspense with her Tess Monaghan P.I. series and her New York Times bestselling standalone novels. She was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at The (Baltimore) Sun. She began writing novels while working fulltime and published seven books about "accidental PI" Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her work has been awarded the Edgar, the Anthony, Agatha, Shamus, Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe and Barry awards. She has also been nominated for other prizes in the crime fiction field, including the Hammett and Macavity. She was the first-ever recipient of the Mayor's Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association. Ms. Lippman lives in Baltimore.

Presented in partnership with Goat Hill and writers Ann HoodHester Kaplan and Taylor Polites, who invite you to join them for workshops, seminars, literary events, and sociability.