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Random musings from Sarah Weinman, editor of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin, August 27)

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New Pieces, Forthcoming Events

My latest Crimewave column appeared in this weekend’s National Post, featuring reviews of recent or upcoming books by Chevy Stevens, Howard Shrier, and David Morrell (he was born and raised in Canada, and so totally counts! Plus historical fiction, featuring Thomas deQuincey as the protagonist to boot, is a new and welcome direction for him.)

I also reviewed Walter Walker’s first-in-forever suspense thriller CRIME OF PRIVILEGE for Maclean’s. The sweep, scope, and roman a clef nature was very reminiscent of Dominick Dunne, who is sorely missed in these quarters.

I’ve been remiss in publicizing the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale’s spring concerts, the first of which took place last night and the next tomorrow, Sunday June 16, at 3 PM at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope. (See the flyer above for more details, including how to get tickets.) The first half is Elgar’s Enigma Variations; we’re up, in the second half, to sing Faure’s Requiem. I’m hoping tomorrow’s concert will be less drama-laden, though I’m saving that story — otherwise known as the Rime of the Aggro Trumpeter — for another day.

And on Tuesday, June 25 at 7 PM, I’m very much looking forward to moderating a panel at the Center for Fiction featuring Jessica Hagedorn (editor, MANILA NOIR ) Wolf Haas (BRENNER & GOD) and Zane Lovitt (THE MIDNIGHT PROMISE) as part of International Crime Month.

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On Friday, February 1, and Sunday, February 3, the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale will present its winter concert program, Great Music, Great Poetry. We’ll be singing selections from works by Charles Ives, Eric Whitacre, Alice Parker, Benjamin Britten, Matthew Harris, Samuel Barber, and premiere Mary Lloyd-Butler’s setting of the Lydia Davis poem Head, Heart. I am a soloist in that piece, as well as one other. Which one? Well, you’ll have to come to one of the concerts to find out! It’s been challenging and rewarding to work on this material for the past few months and I’m pretty excited to be a part of it. 

Tickets are available online at this link, or contact me privately by Wednesday, January 30 if you want to get discounted tickets.

On Friday, February 1, and Sunday, February 3, the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale will present its winter concert program, Great Music, Great Poetry. We’ll be singing selections from works by Charles Ives, Eric Whitacre, Alice Parker, Benjamin Britten, Matthew Harris, Samuel Barber, and premiere Mary Lloyd-Butler’s setting of the Lydia Davis poem Head, Heart. I am a soloist in that piece, as well as one other. Which one? Well, you’ll have to come to one of the concerts to find out! It’s been challenging and rewarding to work on this material for the past few months and I’m pretty excited to be a part of it.

Tickets are available online at this link, or contact me privately by Wednesday, January 30 if you want to get discounted tickets.

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