Paula Hawkins In Conversation

Paula Hawkins In Conversation

Author photo by Alisa Connan

You’ve read it, I’ve read it, President Obama read it last summer. In spring 2015, crime novelist Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train blew expectations away, selling 32 million copies globally and spawning legions of followers. According to store manager McKenna Davis, Murder by the Book was “one of only six stores” worldwide chosen to host the British author in person during the latest tour for follow-up Into the Water. Fellow writer Megan Abbott (HBO’s upcoming The Deuce) hosts Paula Hawkins In Conversation, where, Davis explains, attendees will get their new hardback signed and eavesdrop as two talented women of fiction talk shop. But don’t worry: just because their work is harsh, doesn’t mean these writers bite. “There’s almost a rule of thumb, that the [darker] the fiction they write, the funnier the author is in person!” Davis laughs. “But in my opinion, major successes always begin with a voice that captures your reader’s attention. As the book spirals downward into more unsettling material, the reader follows that voice.”

7 p.m. Monday. 2342 Bissonnet. For more information, call 713-524-8597 or visit murderbooks.com. $35.

[Organizer's Description:]

Paula Hawkins, the author who brought the thriller, The Girl on the Train celebrates the release of her newest page-turner, Into the Water. Joining her in conversation is Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me, The Fever, and more.

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