Shocked and saddened to hear Sue Grafton passed away. Incredibly generous and incredibly hardworking, she was a warm and genuine soul. She taught me a lot about being a writer. I’ll be going back to Kinsey to hear her voice.
Dark Screams: Volume Nine
edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman
Publication Date: January 9, 2018
Featuring Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O’Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub, and Lee Thomas
Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O’Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub, and Lee Thomas weave six hair-raising yarns proving that appearances can be deceiving—and deadly—in this horror anthology assembled by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.
INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong
Vivienne dreams of moving up in the company, and now she’s got her chance. All the company asks in return is that she prove her absolute devotion by playing a simple, silly little game.
SUMMER OF ’77 by Stewart O’Nan
Suntanned and bleached blond, the boys and girls of summer never expect anything to interrupt their carefree days. They never see me coming until it’s too late.
THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant
Emma was the great love of his life, even after she vanished. So when she reappears at a cocktail party fifteen years later, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her from slipping away again.
THE BLACKOUT by Jonathan Moore
When a body goes missing from the morgue, Detective Nakahara is called in to investigate. Despite the storm, it should be a simple case. After all, a dead body can’t just walk out on its own . . . right?
VARIATIONS ON A THEME FROM SEINFELD by Peter Straub
At six years old, Clyde noticed that his reflection decided not to show up in the mirror. Whenever it happens, he just needs to go through the mirror and fetch him. The trick is making it back.
TORN by Lee Thomas
Luther’s Bend is the kind of place where bad things just aren’t supposed to happen, but even the sleepiest towns have secrets . . . and the full moon can bring retribution for all manners of sins.
Courtesy Rio Youers, from the Vienna U-Bahn!
The city of Vienna, Austria, is reading Last Night at the Lobster!
The events are as follows:
OPENING AT THE BUCH WIEN / MESSE WIEN
November 9, 12:00 – 13:30
Messe Wien, foyer of hall D
CONVERSATION WITH WOLFGANG POPP
November 9, 14:00 – 14:30
GALA EVENING IN THE VIENNA CITY HALL
November 9, 19:00 – 22:00
DISCUSSION WITH STUDENTS
Bundesrealgymnasium GRG 23
DISCUSSION WITH THE AUTHOR
November 10, 19:30
Vienna Energy World
It would be easy to imagine that an award-winning author of 17 published novels has always been a literary genius. Yet, Stewart O’Nan, the university’s 2017 Cockefair Writer-in-Residence, started out as an engineer.
The Cockefair Writer-in-Residence is one of the creative writing department’s most significant annual programs. This year, O’Nan taught a class to graduate students on Oct. 23 and followed it with an Oct. 24 reading at the Plaza Library.
“I first read one of O’Nan’s books as a graduate student in Indiana,” English professor Christie Hodgen reminisced as she introduced O’Nan at the reading. “People were passing it around like a great secret, saying, ‘You’ve got to read this.’”