Last month, I met mystery/crime fiction author Henry Chang at a book party for Rick Shiomi, playwright, Artistic Director of Mu Performing Arts and co-editor of the “Asian American Plays for A New Generation.”
After reading Chang’s CHINATOWN TRILOGY series which chronicles the beat of NYPD Detective Jack Yu, and includes Chinatown Beat, Year of the Dog and the recently released Red Jade, I am looking forward to hearing what he has to say when he appears on a panel at the Mid-Manhattan Library called THE EVIL MEN DO: Inside The Mind Of The Sexual Predator, on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 6:30pm. Co-sponsored by the New York Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, the panel will also feature authors Lyndsay Faye, David Levien, Dr. Julie Salzano, and be moderated by Meredith Anthony.
Evil Raises the stakes. We’re horrified, frightened, fascinated. Why do we stare at the scene of an accident? Why do we read the news when a girl is found dismembered in a trunk? Why do we read violent fiction? What evil are criminals capable of? What evil are writers capable of imagining?
These panelists get up in the morning, go to work at a computer and get inside the mind of a sexual predator. Join them as they explore the violent work they work in. Listen to how they live in this world. How they leave it behind at the end of the day. And why.
New York Public Library
40th Street and 5th Ave, 6th Floor