Sat 8/24 2pm-3pm
Marisha Pessl discusses her new novel Night Film
In conversation with author Haven Kimmel
Random House $28.00 hc 9781400067886
“This second effort from the author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics, the eye-popping 2006 debut that won awards and sold nearly 190,000 copies, is a literary thriller that opens with the discovery of Ashley Cordova's body in a lower Manhattan warehouse. Investigative journalist Scott McGrath scoffs at claims of suicide and wonders if there's any connection to Ashley's father, cult horror film director Stanislas Cordova…don't miss.”- Library Journal
“An inventive--if brooding, strange and creepy--adventure in literary terror. Think Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King meet Guillermo del Toro as channeled by Klaus Kinski. In her sophomore effort, Pessl (Special Topics in Calamity Physics, 2006) hits the scary ground running…” Kirkus Reviews
Marisha Pessl grew up in Asheville, NC, and now lives in New York City. Special Topics in Calamity Physics, her debut novel, was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. It won the 2006 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize (now the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize), and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review.
Author photo c David Schulze