The Thrill of the Mystery
On Sunday, I’m going to be discussing The Icon Thief on a panel called “The Thrill of the Mystery” at the Printers Row Lit Fest here in Chicago. The panel will also include novelists Jan Wallentin (Strindberg’s Star), Manuel Muñoz (What You See in the Dark), and Sean Cherover (The Trinity Game), and will be moderated by Tribune reporter and crime novelist David Heinzmann (Throwaway Girl). I’m really excited to be a part of this event, which starts at 2:45 pm at University Center on 525 South State Street. Tickets for the panel are currently sold out, but keep checking back on the site for updates—there’s always a chance that more seats will free up.
More to the point, the Printers Row Lit Fest itself is one of the highlights of any year in Chicago. I’ve spoken before about the joy of browsing, and the Lit Fest is a browser’s paradise, with five full city blocks lined with stalls set up by independent booksellers from across the country. Every year, I always find an armful of treasures, and I’d be spending most of the weekend here in any case, happily rummaging for hours. Aside from the books, which are reason enough to come, there are panels, readings, contests, and lots of great music and food. And unlike years past, which have tended to be rainy and gray, the weather this weekend promises to be beautiful. Hope to see some of you there!