New Haven Noir

Thursday August 3, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Celebrate the launch of New Haven Noir at the Institute Library with editor Amy Bloom and contributors Alice Mattison, Chandra Prasad, Chirs Knopf, David Rich, Hirsh Sawhney, Roxana Robinson, Jessica Speart, John Crowley, Jonathan Stone, Karen Olson, Sarah Pemberton Strong, and Lisa Gray.

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. In New Haven Noir, Amy Bloom masterfully curates a star-studded cast of contributors to portray the city’s underbelly.

“New Haven may be a noir town but, even though noir usually manages not to, we have heart. The chance to bring together some of my favorite writers, in my adopted hometown (in every place I bartended, the cook or the manager carried a .38 in his waistband, and I can still make ten kinds of boilermakers), was a joy and a privilege. Every single story is a noir gem . . . If you are an optimist, noir may be an antidote, a crisp, dry balance for your sunny outlook. If you are a pessimist (or, as we say, a realist), noir is your home ground, your tribe.” – Amy Bloom

Free ($5 suggested donation). Open to all.

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Our friends Atticus Bookstore & Cafe will be selling copies of New Haven Noir during the event.

For more information contact home@institutelibrary.org.  847 Chapel St. New Haven


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