Final guest speakers confirmed

June 17, 2009

The second and third special guest speakers joining September’s SCWC in Irvine have been confirmed. Friday night, nearly 18 years after the release of his densely atmospheric debut novel, Down by the River, author Monte Schulz’s follow up, This Side of Jordan, is out hardcover September as the first of five books he scored deals for in the past 12 months. Written for his father, the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, and taking place on the eve of the Great Depression, Jordan is the first in his “Crossing Eden” trilogy of Southern-gothic literary prose to be published by Fantagraphics Books.

Saturday evening, none other than Robert Ward will be with us. Author of the NEA Award-winning Shedding Skin, and Los Angeles PEN Award for Best Novel of 1985, Red Baker, Bob is also a celebrated writer/producer for such ground-breaking TV series as Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, and New York Undercover. He’s back in books with his highly anticipated latest release, Total Immunity, out July from Houghton Miffin Harcourt.


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