Following on yesterday’s announcement that Sara Paretsky will deliver the keynote address for “Chapter One,” we are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth George will have keynote honors for the “Final Chapter” of the 2014 Key West Literary Seminar: The Dark Side.
George is the acclaimed author of the Inspector Lynley series, which continues in October 2013 with its eighteenth installment, Just One Evil Act. Her 1988 debut, A Great Deliverance, earned a rare triple crown in the mystery world, winning both the Anthony and Agatha awards for best first novel along with France’s Le Grand Prix de Literature Policiere. Most of George’s Inspector Lynley mysteries, which are set in the U.K., have been produced for television by the BBC and are broadcast in the U.S. on PBS’s Masterpiece. She has been called “a superstar of the crime-fiction world” whose “devilishly complicated” novels “reveal the sad spectrum of human dereliction.”
A former high school teacher, George left education when she sold her first novel. In 2000, she founded the Elizabeth George Foundation, which provides emerging writers with up to one year of funding for living expenses so that they can have an opportunity to succeed.
George will deliver the John Hersey Memorial Address to begin “The Final Chapter” of the Dark Side on Thursday, January 16, 2014. There is still time to register for this session, where George will be joined by celebrated authors including John Banville (aka Benjamin Black), Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Lyndsay Faye, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, and Sara Gran.