Author Talk: Mark Rubinstein - The Storytellers

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room

Event Details

The Storytellers: Straight Talk from the World's Most Acclaimed Suspense and Thriller Authors takes you inside the hearts and minds of famous suspense and thriller authors, their personal stories, and their sources of creativity.

Have you ever read a suspense novel so good you had to stop and think to yourself, ''How did the author come up with this idea? Their characters? Is some of this story real?'' For over five years, Mark Rubinstein, physician, psychiatrist, and mystery and thriller writer, had the chance to ask the most well-known authors in the field just these kinds of questions in interviews for the Huffington Post.

Collected here are interviews with forty-seven accomplished authors, including Michael Connelly, Ken Follett, Meg Gardiner, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, and Don Winslow. These are their personal stories in their own words, much of the material never before published. How do these writers' life experiences color their art? Find out their thoughts, their inspirations, their candid opinions. Learn more about your favorite authors, how they work and who they truly are.

Wiltonian Mark Rubinstein's high-octane thrillers Mad Dog House and its sequel Mad Dog Justice were both finalists for the Foreward Book of the Year Award.  The Lovers' Tango won the gold medal in Popular Fiction at the Benjamin Franklin Awards.  He has been a contributor to the Huffington Post, was a contributor to Psychology Today, contributes columns to Literary Hub's Crime Reads, and is a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books.

The discussion will be moderated by writer/filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris, the founder and Executive Director of the Fairfield Film Festival.

Registration required.  This will be an in-person event at the library with a live-streaming component. When registering, please let us know if you expect to attend in-person or to watch the Zoom stream. The library's Covid protocols will be followed.  If you plan to attend the program virtually, you must have a Zoom account.  An email link will be provided to all registrants a few days before the event.

When you register, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free copy of The Storytellers.

Go to to order your copy of The Storytellers.  The bookseller will also be selling books at the Library the night of the event.  A portion of the proceeds go to Wilton Library.

The media sponsor of our author talks is GOOD Morning Wilton. 

For more information visit, call the library’s reference librarians at 203-762-6350 or email

Event Type(s): Author Talk
Age Group(s): Adults

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