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Mystery author gives lecture, signs books

Noir films and panel discussions fill out library series.

October 06, 2010|By Wendy Grove

As part of the Glendale Public Library citywide reading program, One Book/One Glendale, a series of events sponsored by Glendale Community College are being held on campus throughout the month highlighted by a keynote address and book signing from author and Glendale resident Denise Hamilton on Oct. 27.

The book selected for One Book/One Glendale is "Los Angeles Noir," edited by Hamilton and published by Akashic Books in 2007. It features stories by Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, Hector Tobar, Patt Morrison, Robert Ferrigno, Gary Phillips, Christopher Rice, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Pascoe, Scott Phillips, Diana Wagman, Lienna Silver, Brian Ascalon Roley and Denise Hamilton.

Known for writing the Eve Diamond series, Hamilton's books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named "Last Lullaby" a Best Book of 2004, and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Assn.'s 2004 award. Her fourth Eve Diamond novel, "Savage Garden," is a Los Angeles Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Southern California Booksellers Assn. award for Best Mystery of 2005.


Events at the college follow a noir theme with a screening of the 1950 Billy Wilder film "Sunset Blvd." at 6:50 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the Student Center. History instructors Elizabeth Kronbeck and Robyn Fishman will lead a discussion on Hollywood and noir following the screening.

"The Fantasy of the Femme Fatale" will be the topic of a faculty-led panel discussion at 6:50 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Student Center.

Pulitzer Prize-winning L.A. Times journalist and contributing writer to "Los Angeles Noir" Hector Tobar will speak in Kreider Hall starting at 12:20 p.m. on Oct. 20.

Hamilton's keynote address will be at 12:20 p.m. Oct. 27 in the auditorium.

In addition to the public events, students will be able to discuss the book at the GCC Faculty/Student Book Club meeting and can attend the weekly "Friday Flix" that will feature noir on Oct. 29 with the 1946 Howard Hawks film "The Big Sleep."

Admission to the events is free. The college is at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

Late-start classes are set to begin

Second six- and eight-week credit classes begin the week of Oct. 25 at GCC. Many of the courses are offered in the Business Division.

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