David Baldacci, John Grisham and Jodi Picoult, will be appearing at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall in Newhaven Connecticut on Wednesday, October 19 2011. They will participate in a wide-ranging conversation about writing and their inspiration.
The event will be moderated by Malaak Compton-Rock wife of Comedian Chris Rock and founder of The Angelrock Project South Africa, a trust that provides assistance to those living with HIV/AIDS
The evening will have a distinct Twainian theme. Crimeziners Will no doubt recall that the great man was a resident of Hartford CT between 1871 and 1891 during which time he published both The Adventures
Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A book described by Ernest Hemingway thus: “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called ‘Huckleberry Finn.’ If you read it you must stop where the Nigger Jim is stolen from the boys. That is the real end. The rest is just cheating. But it’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” High praise indeed Mr Hemingway. But we understand that the great man was never a big fan of crime fiction—unless you count The Killers or To Have and Have Not… One wonders what the big three will make of all the brouhaha.
Crimezine recomends that Connecticuters with an interest in attending the talk plan now, as this event is sure to be oversubscribed.