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How Is Noir Still Relevant? A Panel Discussion


About The Panel

Come join authors Reed Farrel Coleman and Tim McLoughlin for a discussion/Q&A exploring how noir is still relevant to the world. Why are noir works still being produced? What does noir say about the complexities of the human experience? How has noir been distorted over the years? Also, we'll be exploring the big question: is 'noir', in all of it's iterations (pulp, crime novel), ultimately a genre or a style? See you there!

About Reed Farrel Coleman

Reed Farrel Coleman’s love of storytelling originated on the streets of Brooklyn and was nurtured by his teachers, friends, and family. Called a hard-boiled poet by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and the “noir poet laureate” in the Huffington Post, Reed is the author of novels, including the acclaimed Moe Prager series, short stories, and poetry. Reed is a three-time Edgar Award nominee in three different categories—Best Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story—and a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the Year. He has also won the Audie, Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards. Xmas catsA former executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America, Reed is an adjunct instructor of English at Hofstra University and a founding member of MWA University. Brooklyn born and raised, he now lives with his family–including cats Cleo and Knish–in Suffolk County on Long Island.

For more, visit his website HERE!

About Tim McLoughlin

TIM McLOUGHLIN is the editor of the multiple award-winning anthology Brooklyn Noir and Brooklyn Noir 2: The Classics, and is coeditor of Brooklyn Noir 3: Nothing but the Truth. His books have been published in five languages and he is the 2003 recipient of Italy’s Premio Penne award. His short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, and his work has been included in Best American Mystery Stories. He lives in Brooklyn. Heart of the Old Country is his latest novel.

For more, visit his website HERE!

Part of The Tank's 2014 Noir Fest! 

Runs July 18-27. Click HERE for more info about other events and performances!