Dark Academia: A Virtual Panel Discussion
Please join us for Dark Academia: A Panel discussion with authors Amy Gentry, Layne Fargo, Nina Revoyr, and Ashley Winstead. Our moderator will be Molly Odintz of CrimeRead.
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Amy Gentry is the author of the thrillers BAD HABITS, LAST WOMAN STANDING, and GOOD AS GONE, a New York Times Notable book and international bestseller. She wrote a book of music criticism for the 33 1/3 series called TORI AMOS'S BOYS FOR PELE, and her essays and criticism have appeared in the Paris Review, CrimeReads, Chicago Tribune, LA Review of Books, Austin Chronicle, and many other venues. She holds a doctorate in English and lives in Austin, Texas.
Layne Fargo is the author of the thrillers Temper and They Never Learn, which she's currently developing for television with PatMa Productions. She's also the cocreator of the Unlikeable Female Characters podcast on Lit Hub Radio. Layne lives in Chicago with her partner and their pets.
Nina Revoyr is the author of six novels, including Southland, a Los Angeles Times Bestseller and "Best Book" of the year and a 2021 pick for the California Book Club; The Age of Dreaming, a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, Wingshooters, an O: Oprah Magazine "Book to Watch For" and winner of the Indie Booksellers' Award, and Lost Canyon, a San Francisco Chronicle “Recommended Book.” Her most recent novel is A Student of History.
Ashley Winstead directs communications for a national philanthropy. She holds a Ph.D. in contemporary American literature and a B.A. in English and Art History. She lives in Houston, TX.
"Two women ... give bad men exactly what they deserve--one an English professor/serial killer who murders the most evil man she knows each year, and the other a lost college freshman seeking vengeance after her best friend is sexually assaulted at a party"--
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In A Student of History, Revoyr's grad student protagonist Rick Nagano, broke and desperate, lands a sweet research assistant gig to one of Los Angeles' ultra-wealthy .01 percenters, only to discover the dark secrets underpinning his newly wealthy surroundings. A Student of History asks, what would you do to stay in school? And what would you cover up about someone else's past, in the service of your own future?
--CrimeReads, included in A Brief History Of Academic Mysteries, Campus Thrillers, And Research Noir
Nostalgic and sinister, In My Dreams I Hold a Knife whisks the reader back to college. Glory days, unbreakable friendships, all-night parties and a belief that the best in life is ahead of you. But ten years after the murder of one of the East House Seven, the unbreakable bonds may be hiding fractured secrets of a group bound not by loyalty but by fear. Twisty and compulsively readable, In My Dreams I Hold a Knife will have you turning pages late into the night, not just to figure out who murdered beloved Heather Shelby, but to see whether friendships forged under fire can ever be resurrected again. - Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight
A whip-smart psychological thriller from the author of Good as Gone (a New York Times Notable Book) in which a grad student becomes embroiled in a deadly rivalry that changes her into someone unrecognizable to her struggling family, her ambitious academic friends, and even herself