A brief business meeting will include the election of our new trustees and officers, a celebration of those who are retiring from our Board of Trustees and the presentation of awards for Wilton Library's outstanding volunteer and staff person of the year.
Immediately following the meeting, our guest speaker will be Wilton author Dr. Mark Rubinstein. Q&A and reception follows the talk. Downfall available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. A portion of the book sales benefits Wilton Library.
From Homer's Iliad to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl
Mysteries and Thrillers Through the Ages
Please join us for a talk by author Mark Rubinstein on how mysteries and thrillers have thrived through the ages. What are their defining characteristics? How do they differ from each other and why are they enjoyed by so many generations of readers? Did Shakespeare write thrillers? What about Hemingway and Dostoyevsky? Why have mysteries and thrillers endured for centuries? And why are today’s bestseller lists populated by so many of them?
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. www.markrubinstein-author.com