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Bestselling Crime Writer Talks at Wellington City

International Bestselling Crime Writer Karin Slaughter Talks at Wellington City Library


International bestselling crime writer Karin Slaughter and Crime Watch blogger Craig Sisterson will meet for the first time, thanks to the New Zealand Book Council, Wellington City Library and Random House NZ. Karin Slaughter is visiting Auckland and Wellington as part of a worldwide tour, and will be interviewed by Sisterson about her life and her latest novel, Coptown, at the Wellington City Library from 6.00pm – 7.30pm on Tuesday 12 August.


Set in 1970s Atlanta after the Vietnam War, Coptown follows two female police officers who are fighting to prove themselves in both a society and an institution that are wrestling with the changing ideals of the time. Slaughter paints a stark picture far removed from the kitsch 70s stereotype, where sexual harassment, racism and corruption are part of the job, and an accepted way of life.


Since Slaughter’s hit debut in 2001, Blindsighted, she has become known for her gritty writing style, and generated a loyal base of readers worldwide. Her novels have sold in excess of 30 million copies and have been published in thirty-two different languages.


Raised in Georgia, Slaughter credits her father with igniting her love of reading and writing, by simply taking her to their local library as a child. As a result, she is passionate about communities having free access to books, and after a meeting with the American Library Association, she was inspired to spearhead an ongoing campaign, savethelibraries.com.


New Zealander Craig Sisterson is a proactive advocate for great writing. He founded the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel in 2010 to champion the wealth of great crime, thriller and mystery writing in New Zealand, and writes Crime Watch, a blog dedicated to readers and writers of crime:


http://kiwicrime.blogspot.co.nz/. Sisterson is well known for asking in-depth, unexpected questions, which has led him to interview many of the best crime novelists writing today.


Entry is free of charge, and audience members are promised a dynamic and engaging evening with a chance to have their copy of Coptown personally signed by Karin Slaughter.


Visit http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/meet-karin-slaughter/wellington

Meet Karin Slaughter


Join crime blogger Craig Sisterson for a compelling interview with Karin Slaughter, the internationally


bestselling US crime-writer of Unseen and Criminal, as she tours her latest release, Cop Town.


Tuesday 12 August, 6.00pm – 7.30pm


Ground Floor, Wellington City Library, 65 Victoria Street, Wellington


FREE ENTRY


Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Whitcoulls.


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