Detective Louise Rick meets Inspector Alan Banks. The New York Times editor, Dan Wakin, interviews crime writers Sara Blaedel and Peter Robinson. Hosted by James Grainger.
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Sara Blaedel is the author of the #1 international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in thirty-seven countries. In 2014, Sara was voted Denmark's most popular novelist for the fourth time. She is also a recipient of the Golden Laurel, Denmark's most prestigious literary award. She lives in New York City. Supported by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces.
James Grainger’s debut collection of stories, The Long Slide, was the winner of the ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His reviews and articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, Elle Canada, Men’s Fashion, Sharp and Rue Morgue. His debut novel, Harmless, was a Canadian bestseller and a 2015 Book of the Year in the Globe and Mail and National Post.
Peter Robinson grew up in the United Kingdom, and now divides his time between Toronto and Richmond, Yorkshire. Sleeping in the Ground is the twenty-fourth book in the bestselling Inspector Banks series. He has also written two collections of short stories and three stand-alone novels, the most recent of which is #1 bestseller Before the Poison, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada, Sweden's Golden Crowbar Award, and the 2013 Dilys Award given by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Inspector Banks series. Several Inspector Banks novels have been adapted for television and have appeared on PBS.
Dan Wakin is a deputy editor in the Culture Department of The New York Times, focusing on Culture news and the individual areas of music, dance, international arts and theater. Previously, he covered classical music and dance in the department, was the religion reporter on the Metro desk and covered stories in the Middle East and Europe. Mr. Wakin began his career as a clerk for The Associated Press during summers while attending Harvard College, where he majored in the Classics. He worked in the AP bureaus in Newark, N.J., Rome and Johannesburg, as news editor for southern Africa.