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Best of the National Book Festival: Michael Connelly, 2012

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The Fiction & Mystery stage of the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival welcomed author Michael Connelly. Patrick Anderson, a fiction reviewer for The Washington Post, introduced the mystery writer, who begins his presentation at 3:05. Connelly, who has sold more than 60 million books worldwide, decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. The author’s popular Harry Bosch series has been adapted into a long-running hit TV show. Says Connelly about being at the festival: “I’m kind of left speechless by so many people [knowing] so much about [the] books being celebrated here.” Q&A begins at 14:30.

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One Comment

  1. Jay Ligon
    June 18, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I am steeped in Michael Connelly right now. I’m watching the Bosch series on Amazon right now, and I didn’t get a wink of sleep two nights ago because I started his “The Gods of Guilt” earlier and literally could not stop turning the pages until about 4 am.

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