Posts Tagged ‘thriller’

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The Art of Suspense

January 7, 2009

Speaking of writing thrillers — and a totally apt primer for the Writing Crime track that’s loosely woven into the upcoming SD23 conference — the exceptionally generous author Ken Follett offers an hour-long streaming video on his site, The Art of Suspense: A Lecture on the History of the Thriller.

Whether you’re writing thrillers, or simply enjoy reading them, do yourself a favor and watch it before everybody else does!

–msg

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Another special guest speaker announced

December 3, 2008

Managing things from the road right now, but have pulled over to pop in and let everybody know that Don Winslow, celebrated bestselling author of The Death and Life of Bobby Z, California Fire and Life, The Power of the Dog, While Drowning in the Desert, A Long Walk Up the Water Slide and others, will be joining us in February with his latest kick-ass cool book, The Dawn Patrol (Knopf). Publishers Weekly calls it, “A terrific thriller,” while the San Francisco Chronicle hails, “The Dawn Patrol might be the best summertime crime novel ever.” Oh, and his The Winter of Frankie Machine is currently in production starring Robert DeNiro under the direction of Michael Mann (Miami Vice, The Insider), so he should have something to talk about.

–msg