65. The Art of Investigation: Journalists Meet Crime Writers

Sunday, June 4 | 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
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Eric Axl Sund (Jerker Ericksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist), in discussion with Michael Montgomery

There is a curious connection between crime novels and investigative reporting. Both are called “stories” by their practitioners. Both present victims and an evildoer, whether that be a person or a system, and both work with suspicion, suspense, and a constant assessment of the reliability of sources of information. Michael Montgomery is a journalist who has reported on some of the most heinous real-life mysteries around the world. Erik Axl Sund is the pseudonym of two Swedish writers whose blockbuster ‘The Crow Girl’ is “a jolting examination of a cycle of abuse and revenge” that “builds a powerful indictment of society’s willingness to turn a blind eye toward powerful, privileged abusers preying on the weak” (Booklist, starred review).

2017-06-04 13:15:00 2017-06-04 14:30:00 America/Los_Angeles The Art of Investigation: Journalists Meet Crime Writers There is a curious connection between crime novels and investigative reporting. Both are called "stories" by their practitioners. Both present victims and an evildoer, whether that be a person or a system, and both work with suspicion, suspense, and a constant assessment of the reliability of sources of information. Michael Montgomery is a journalist who has reported on some of the most heinous real-life mysteries around the world. Erik Axl Sund is the pseudonym of two Swedish writers whose blockbuster 'The Crow Girl' is "a jolting examination of a cycle of abuse and revenge" that "builds a powerful indictment of society’s willingness to turn a blind eye toward powerful, privileged abusers preying on the weak" (Booklist, starred review). BAMPFA Eric Axl Sund (Jerker Ericksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist), in discussion with Michael Montgomery Get Tickets

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Book signing information: Barbara and Gerson Bakar Atrium, right outside the theater

the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and Margaret and Will Hearst