There is still time to register for the Final Chapter, which will take place January 16-19. Speakers at the four-day event, dedicated to the mystery, crime, and thriller genres, will include some of the most prolific and widely-read authors in the world. Among them are Lee Child, creator of the Jack Reacher novels recently brought to the screen by Tom Cruise; Michael Connelly, whose works include the popular Lincoln Lawyer series and have been translated into over 36 languages; and Sue Grafton, whose “A” is for Alibi inaugurated one of the world’s best-known mystery series, (now up to “V” is for Vengeance). In order to explore and contextualize the enduring popularity of genre writing, The Dark Side will also feature acclaimed “literary” figures like John Banville, the Booker Prize-winning Irish author who pens crime-novel page-turners under the psuedonym Benjamin Black; former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins; and Percival Everett, whose novel Assumption turns the crime procedural on its head.
The Final Chapter is also expected to sell out well in advance of January, and we urge all who are interested to register as soon as possible. Registration fee is $575. This includes entry to all talks and panels, beginning Thursday evening and concluding Sunday around noon. Evening receptions and meals are also included. A $100 deposit is required, with the remainder due in the fall.