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Crime novelist Peter Robinson talks about how his character Inspector Banks has evolved over 21 years; shares writing tips that he teaches in his classes; and reminiscences about the writers who influenced him, including his tutor who became a world renowned author.
"Friend of the Devil" (HarperCollins/William Morrow, 2008) marks Peter Robinson's 17th installment of his Inspector Banks series. His best-selling novels have been honored by Publisher's Weekly and the New York Times. He is also the recipient of many awards, including an Anthony, an Edgar and a Macavity. He divides his time between North America and the United Kingdom. Robinson will appear in the Fiction & Mystery pavilion.
About the 2008 National Book Festival
The 2008 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 3rd and 7th Streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public.