Tuesday, March 26, 2019



The Annual Award Honors Mysteries Set in the Midwest Chicago, IL

The Paretsky Award, an annual award that honors mysteries set in the Midwest, was presented to #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Turow at the 3rd annual Murder and Mayhem in Chicago. The one-day conference dedicated to crime fiction is chaired by book publicist Dana Kaye and award-winning author Lori Rader-Day.

“We launched Murder and Mayhem in Chicago to celebrate the wealth of crime fiction talent in the Midwest,” says Kaye. “The Paretsky Award aims to further that mission.”

Scott Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including IDENTICAL, INNOCENT, PRESUMED INNOCENT, and THE BURDEN OF PROOF, and two nonfiction books, including ONE L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

This year’s Murder and Mayhem in Chicago took place at Roosevelt University this past Saturday. Over 240 crime fiction authors, publishing pros, librarians, booksellers, and readers gathered for the one-day conference, which boasted five panels, plus interviews with Turow and international bestselling author, Sophie Hannah.

Kaye and Rader-Day are already planning next year’s event, which will take place in March of 2020 and will feature New York Times bestselling author, William Kent Krueger.

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