National Book Festival: Thrillers and Fantasy Stage

10-10:45: Don Winslow has written 20 novels, including The Power of the Dog,” “The Cartel” and “Savages.” His latest book, “The Force,” is about a corrupt detective sergeant in the New York Police Department. He will be in conversation with Washington Post book reviewer Maureen Corrigan. Signing 11-12

10:55-11:40: Swedish crime writer Jenny Rogneby drew on the seven years she spent in the Stockholm City Police Department to create the character Leona Lindberg, a criminal investigator with a dark past. In “Leona: The Die Is Cast,” a perplexing bank robbery is carried out by a 7-year-old girl. Signing 12-1

11:50-12:35: Chris Bohjalian’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and several have been adapted into movies. His 1998 novel, “Midwives,” was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. His newest work is “The Sleepwalker.” Signing 1-2

12:45-1:30: Karin Slaughter’s 17 crime novels have sold more than 35 million copies in 37 languages. They include the Grant County and Will Trent books. Her most recent thriller is “The Good Daughter.” Signing 2-3

1:40-2:25: Scott Turow is one of the legal-thriller genre’s most successful writers, selling more than 30 million copies in more than 40 languages — and he’s still practicing law, mostly on a pro bono basis. His latest book, “Testimony,” centers on a case at the International Criminal Court. He will be in conversation with Ellis Brachman, chief communications officer and senior adviser for national and international outreach at the Library of Congress. Signing 3-4

2:35-3:20: Megan Abbott ’s recent books include “The Fever” and “Dare Me,” and she is a staff writer on HBO’s forthcoming series “The Deuce.” Her latest novel, “You Will Know Me,” is a murder mystery involving teenage gymnasts with Olympic ambitions. She will be in conversation with Elizabeth Blair, a senior producer and reporter on the arts desk of NPR News. Signing 4-5

3:30-4:15: John Scalzi won the 2013 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel for “Redshirts.” His most recent novel, “The Collapsing Empire,” is a space opera about the fall of a human-run interstellar civilization. Signing 4:30-5:30

4:25-5:10: Novelist and short story writer Dan Chaon teaches creative writing and literature at Oberlin College. His most recent book…

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