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Author Ben H. Winters

Event Type: Educational
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 8/11/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 New York Times bestselling author Ben H. Winters will read from his latest book, WORLD OF TROUBLE, and discuss writing and literature.

The critically acclaimed author has delivered an explosive final installment in his Edgar Award winning “The Last Policeman” trilogy. The series is set in the small town of Concord, New Hampshire. Civilization disintegrates while Earth waits for an asteroid to destroy the planet. Winters’ third volume culminates in the final week.

As society breaks down and the rule of law no longer matters, Winters’ chief character, Detective Hank Palace, clings to justice. "There's something about him, Winters says in an NPR interview, “his rigorous, un-ironic belief in law and order; and his rigorous, un-ironic mustache; and his rigorous, un-ironic belief in making promises and keeping them. It's a very old way of looking at the world."

Winters’ seven books include LITERALLY DISTURBED, a book of scary poems for kids; the New York Times bestselling parody novel SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS; and a novel for young readers, THE SECRET LIFE OF MRS. FINKELMAN, which was a Bank Street Best Children’s Book as well as an Edgar Nominee in the juvenile category.
Library: HCPL - Central Library    Map
Location: GBC Community Room A & B
Presenter: Ben H. Winters
Link: Ben Winters web site
Status: Closed
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