Crime Fiction Down South
September 14, 2020 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Award-winning novelists Thomas Mullen, Attica Locke, and S. A. Cosby discuss their hard-hitting crime novels set in Georgia, Texas, and Virginia. Mullen’s novel Lightning Men explores race, law enforcement, and justice in mid-century Atlanta. Locke’s Heaven, My Home chronicles a Texas Ranger’s search for a missing child, and grapples with American nostalgia and white supremacism. S. A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland follows a small-town business owner who was once the best getaway-car driver east of the Mississippi and is driven by circumstance to try one last heist. These authors will discuss what they love about crime fiction with Carl Suddler, Emory University history professor and author of Presumed Guilty: Black Youth and the Justice System in Post-War New York, and Emory graduate student Kareem Joseph.