TITLE: Hardcover Mysteries at the Library
SPEAKER: David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Kathy Reichs
EVENT DATE: 2010/09/20
RUNNING TIME: 73 minutes
The Library of Congress, as part of its special celebration of the 10th annual National Book Festival, joined with the national television channel Investigation Discovery to host "Hardcover Mysteries." Mystery authors David Baldacci, Sandra Brown and Kathy Reichs discussed their writing careers, the inspirations for their books and the crossover of fact and fiction.
Speaker Biography: David Baldacci, a trial and corporate lawyer-turned-author, has written several original screenplays and short stories, a novella, a series of children's books and 14 novels that were consecutive New York Times best-sellers, including "The Collectors" (2006), which features a crime committed in the Library of Congress. Baldacci's books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have been published in more than 80 countries. He and his wife advocate for literacy across the nation through their Wish You Well Foundation.
Speaker Biography: Sandra Brown has written 58 New York Times bestsellers, including her most recent novels "Smash Cut" (2009), "Smoke Screen" (2008) and "Play Dirty" (2007). She began writing in 1981 and has seen her work translated into 33 languages.
Speaker Biography: Kathy Reichs, a forensic anthropologist in addition to her work as an author, has written the Temperance Brennan series of mystery novels on which the television series "Bones" is based. In her scientific work she has assisted in investigations in Montreal and North Carolina, and has aided in identification of remains in several international locales and after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2010