Mystery Writers of America Grand Master to appear in May 21 free event at TCR-Lindale
Bestselling author Lawrence Block, creator of several popular mystery and thriller series, will read from his new memoir, Step by Step, on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at Theatre Cedar Rapids-Lindale. Block will also take audience questions, and sign books. The event, which is a part of Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series, is free and no tickets are required.
“Lawrence Block is one of my personal favorites,” said Rob Cline, series coordinator for the Out Loud! Author Series, “and we’re thrilled to present him just two days after the release of his new book.”
Block is one of the most prominent authors writing today with over 60 novels to his credit. Step by Step: A Pedestrian Memoir is a departure from his fiction. In this memoir, the creator of Matthew Scudder, Bernie Rhodenbarr, and John Keller takes a look at his life through the lens of his adventures walking. Whether recounting the tale of how he walked to school as a child because he couldn’t ride a bike or the story of hitting the 70 mile mark in a 24-hour ultramarathon, he truly lets readers walk a mile in his shoes as he shares his heartwarming personal account of life’s trials and tribulations, discomforts and successes.
Block, a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, is a four-time winner of the Edgar Allen Poe and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, England, and Japan. He is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.
Block’s web site can be found at www.lawrenceblock.com.
Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series is supported by the Giacoletto Foundation with media support from The Gazette and event book sales provided by the Cedar Rapids Barnes & Noble. More information is available at www.metrolibrarynetwork.org.