Thursday, February 4, 2010

Literary Salon: Edgar Nominees Russell Hill & Sophie Littlefield

Mystery Readers International NorCal welcomes Edgar Nominees Russell Hill and Sophie Littlefield at a Literary Salon on Thursday, February 18. If you find yourself in the San Francisco Bay Area that night, please join us. 7 P.M. Berkeley, CA. email me to RSVP and Directions.

Russell Hill has published poetry, essays, short stories and novels. His novel, Robbie's Wife (Hard Case Crime) was shortlisted for the Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America. The recipient of a Fulbright Award, he spent a year in England as an English teacher. He taught high school students for more than 50 years. An avid fly fisherman, he has written for outdoor magazines and is the author The Search for Sheepheaven Trout, a book about a two-year quest for a nearly extinct trout. Other novels include The Edge of the Earth and Lucy Boomer (Ballantine Books). The Lord God Bird (Pleasure Boat Studios), his most recent novel, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original for 2009.

Read my review of The Lord God Bird HERE

Sophie Littlefield is the author of mystery novels, short stories and young adult fiction. Her debut novel, A Bad Day for Sorry (St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books), has been nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Her short story, “A Taste for It”was a finalist for the 2009 Derringer Award. Littlefield has also contracted with Delacorte Press to write a young adult series. In addition to her fiction work, Sophie Littlefield co-wrote a book with William M. Wiecek about Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (2005)

Read Lesa Holstine's review of A Bad Day for Sorry at Lesa's Book Critiques.


Lesa said...

I've never met Russell, but I can promise that it will be a treat to meet Sophie. I hope you have a great turnout. It should be a nice evening. And, for those of you debating whether or not to go, it will be worth it!

Janet Rudolph said...

And coming from Lesa that's a great big nod. See everyone there.