The only thing most crime fiction fans love as much as books is drinking, so it only makes sense that someone would combine both. Started in Philadelphia a few years, Noir At The Bar has made its way across the country from St, Louis to LA. MysteryPeople is giving it an Austin spin on June 16th at Opal Divine's on South Congress.
We'll have three of the hippest, hard boiled authors on the scene reading from and discussing their work: Scott Phillips, Jed Ayers, and Jesse Sublett. And since we are the live music capitol of the world, Jesse Sublett will not only be reading from his book but performing some songs for us as well.
So come out to Opal's (3601 South Congress) at 7PM and help us launch a new tradition - Austin's Noir at the Bar.
Scott Phillips will read from Rake.
Scott Phillips is the author of three of the most highly acclaimed crime novels of recent years. His debut novel, The Ice Harvest, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won the California Book Award, a Silver Medal for Best First Fiction, and was a finalist for the Edgar Awards, the Hammett Prize and the Anthony Award. It is now a major motion picture from Focus Features.
Jedidiah Ayres will read from A F*ckload of Shorts.
Jedidiah Ayres' fiction has appeared in several books, magazines and online journals, he is the co-editor of the fiction anthologies Noir at the Bar and D*CKED. He is also the screenwriter of Mosquito Kingdom. He keeps the blog Hardboiled Wonderland.
Jesse Sublett will read from Grave Digger Blues.
Jesse Sublett is an Austin, Texas based author, musician and all-around character in the Live Music Capital of the World. Jesse is recognized as being a seminal force in the Austin music scene since 1978. He is the author of the novels Rock Critic Murders, Tough Baby, Boiled in Concrete and his latest book Grave Digger Blues. Jesse's memoir, Never the Same Again: A Rock n' Roll Gothic, published in 2004, tells the story of his experiences in the Austin music community from the mid seventies through the 1990s. He lives with his wife, Lois Richwine, and three cats in Austin, Texas.
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