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Women Writing Mystery: A Conversation with Diana Gabaldon and Jennifer Lee Carrell

Date: March 11, 2012

Times: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location:   UA Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom

Contact: Verónica Reyes‐Escudero


Special Collections “Women Writing Mystery” lecture holds its second annual program at the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books with Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander novels as well as the Lord John series of mysteries. Gabaldon's most recent novel is "Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner." "A Breath of Snow and Ashes," the most recent novel in the Outlander series, opened simultaneously at No.1 on the best-seller lists of four countries.

This exciting lecture program, held each year at the Tucson Festival of Books, highlights the Women Mystery Writers Collection housed in Special Collections. The collection has a primary emphasis on Southwestern women mystery authors and includes mystery novels published from the 1950s to present written by female authors who primarily portray female protagonists.

Also collected are papers and manuscripts of Southwestern women mystery authors, including the papers of bestselling author J.A. Jance. With more than 1,400 volumes, the collection serves an interdisciplinary audience conducting research in the areas of literature, creative writing, cultural studies, and women’s studies.

For more information about "Women Writing Mystery" or the Women Mystery Writers Collection please contact Verónica Reyes-Escudero at (520) 307-2774 or reyesv@u.library.arizona.edu