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Jonathan Lethem: "Brooklyn Crime Novel"

Bestselling author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude) will discuss his latest novel that pulls apart the traditional crime novel while examining a Brooklyn neighborhood over fifty years.  Jonathan Lethem will be joined in conversation by author Lysley Tenorio. 

About the Author: 

Jonathan Lethem is the author of 13 novels, which include The Feral Detective, The Arrest, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn

About the Moderator: 

Lysley Tenorio is the author of the novel The Son of Good Fortune and the story collection Monstress.   He is a professor in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. 

Program Information: 

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here.  
  • Doors will open to registered attendees at 6 pm.  
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program. 
  • Book sales provided by Greedy Reads

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Book Discussions, Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event

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Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Cleve Corner, Manager of Speaker & Author Engagement

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