TITLE: Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella
EVENT DATE: 2012/09/22
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 44 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella appear at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Lisa Scottoline's writing career began with her first novel, "Everywhere That Mary Went," in 1994. The novel became a best-seller and was nominated for the Edgar Award, the most prestigious award given in crime fiction, by the Mystery Writers of America. Scottoline's second novel, "Final Appeal," was also nominated for and received the Edgar Award. Since then she has written 11 more legal suspense novels, all of which have appeared on best-seller lists, including those of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Scottoline is also a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her books have been published in 23 countries, and her new best-seller is one she has written with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, called "Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter." Scottoline's new mystery is "Come Home."
Speaker Biography: Francesca Serritella's senior thesis at Harvard, which was a novella, won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize. Her mother and best friend is the best-selling writer Lisa Scottoline, who, she says, "never pressured me to follow in her footsteps. The fact that I share her passion for writing is a coincidence; that I have the courage to try was all her." Together, she and her mother write a weekly humor column in The Philadelphia Inquirer called "Chick Wit." The two have just released "Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012