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Speaker: Robert B. Parker
Event Date: October 9, 2004
Running Time: 0:50
Robert B. Parker reveals a different talent.
“To have a book festival is to stir up an interest in books.”
Robert B. Parker began writing in 1971 while teaching at Boston’s Northeastern University. Before his death in 2010, Parker wrote more than 60 books and was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2002. His novels featuring the wise-cracking, street-smart Boston private-eye Spenser inspired the television series “Spenser: For Hire” and two made-for-television films. He talked about his novel “Melancholy Baby” at the 2004 National Book Festival.