Laura Lippman

Laura performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on December 5, 2017, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Caught In The Act.”

Laura Lippman is a New York Times bestselling novelist who has won more than 20 awards for her fiction—and been nominated for 30 more. Since her debut in 1997, she has published 22 novels, a novella, a short story collection, an essay collection, and a children’s picture book. Lit Hub recently named her one of the “essential” female crime writers of the last 100 years. She also has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and T magazine. Her novel Every Secret Thing, optioned for film by Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2014, starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, and Dakota Fanning. Laura lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon, and their daughter. Her newest book of short stories, Seasonal Work, was published in January 2022.

In her own words: “I get inspiration from books I love obsessively.”

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