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A Nicer Kind of Murder: The Evolution of Crime Fiction

A Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Event

2021-10-13 18:00:00 2021-10-13 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles A Nicer Kind of Murder: The Evolution of Crime Fiction In this engaging virtual talk, Matthew Sullivan will explore the shifting roles of victims in detective novels, and how that shift reflects broader social changes. Virtual Pierce County Library - Virtual Room 3

Wednesday, October 13
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-10-13 18:00:00 2021-10-13 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles A Nicer Kind of Murder: The Evolution of Crime Fiction In this engaging virtual talk, Matthew Sullivan will explore the shifting roles of victims in detective novels, and how that shift reflects broader social changes. Virtual Pierce County Library - Virtual Room 3

In this engaging virtual talk, Matthew Sullivan will explore the shifting roles of victims in detective novels, and how that shift reflects broader social changes.

Murder isn’t what it used to be. Explore the shifting role of the victim in detective novels, and how that shift reflects broader social changes.

From Poe and Sherlock Homes to British cozies and Hardboiled pulps, author Matthew Sullivan traces the many influences on the postwar and modern eras of the mystery genre and shows how empathy plays a unique role in contemporary crime novels—especially in today’s literary mysteries.

What does the way crime victims are portrayed say about a society’s culture? Join Sullivan to reflect on the special relationship between reading literature and experiencing empathy—on the page and in our daily lives.

Matthew Sullivan (he/him) is the author of the novel Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, which was an IndieNext pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover pick, and winner of the Colorado Book Award. His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times, Daily Beast, Spokesman-Review, Sou’wester, and elsewhere. He is currently a writing teacher and is working on a crime novel set in Soap Lake.

AGE GROUP: | Teens (13-18) | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Author event |

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