The New Yorker Festival
About Murdertown, U.S.A.
Laura Lippman is a former Baltimore Sun journalist and a Times best-selling author of modern crime fiction. She is the author of the Tess Monaghan series of mysteries, as well as of many stand-alone novels, including “After I’m Gone,” “What the Dead Know,” “Sunburn,” and, most recently, “Lady in the Lake.”
Walter Mosley is the author of more than fifty books, including the best-selling Easy Rawlins series and the Leonid McGill series. His newest book is the soon-to-be-released writing guide “Elements of Fiction.” Leonid McGill will next appear on the page in early 2020, in the novel “Trouble Is What I Do.” Mosley has published work across genres, including literary fiction, Y.A., political monographs, science fiction, and stage plays.
George Pelecanos is the author of twenty-one books, including the crime novels “Hell to Pay,” “Soul Circus,” and, most recently, “The Man Who Came Uptown.” He has worked extensively in television, including as a writer and producer for the HBO series “The Wire,” “The Pacific,” and “Treme.”
Lisa Scottoline is the best-selling, Edgar Award-winning author of thirty-two novels. She also writes a weekly column for the Philadelphia Inquirer with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, called “Chick Wit,” which has spawned a number of popular nonfiction humor collections, including, most recently, “I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses.”