|Bad Men, Bad Times & Beautiful Dolls: The Pulp Fiction Era-CR-6:30-7:30|
Event Type: Library Program|
Age Group(s): All
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Writing under the nom de plume, Nicolas D. Charles, Dr. Gary Lindner is an active member of the Private Eye Writers of America. His unique presentation discusses the pulp fiction era(1900-1950s), the creative maelstrom that served as the foundation for science fiction, western, fantasy, hardboiled detective, and nearly all fiction genres that followed. His insights into the differences between the pulps and the slicks, the authors, and the prevalent writing styles of that era are sure to please old and young alike. He compares the pulp era and present publishing environments with highlights from his personal experiences. Fun audience interaction adds to the stimulating anecdotes Charles reveals in order for attendees to better understand our literary past.
His historical detective fiction novels are based on the seminal fiction of the pulp magazine era (1900-1950s). His book series is set during the Great Depression where Chicago’s intrepid protagonist, Private Investigator Nick Verriet and his loyal amanuensis, Amanda Carlisle, tackle a myriad of madcap mysteries featuring a cadre of recurring colorful characters. To date, Charles has written five books in the Nick Verriet detective mystery series.
Location: Si Birch Community Room