Monday, August 08, 2011

Bouchercon 2011 panels announced

When Bouchercon 2010's organizers gave me two panels to moderate, I wrote: "Any more panels, and I'll be able to furnish a rec room."

This year I furnish that room in Scandinavian modern, with plenty of shelves for interesting objects from almost everywhere. I'm moderating three panels at Bouchercon 2011 in St. Louis next month. Here's my lineup:
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:30, it’s “CRANKY STREETS: WHAT'S SO FUNNY ABOUT MURDER?” wherein I shepherd Eoin Colfer, Colin Cotterill, Chris Ewan, and Thomas Kaufman through a discussion of fictional killing, real humor, and the interesting ways they mix.
So there it is: Writers from Agnete to Zouroudi, with an equally wide range of settings and styles and, for me, an exciting mix of old favorites, authors new to me, and even a surprising take on Shakespeare.

Here's the complete lineup of panels.  It's not too lated to sigh up, and if you happen to be in St. Louis, Sept. 15-18, stop in and say hi.

© Peter Rozovsky 2011

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18 Comments:

Anonymous kathy d. said...

Congratulations!

These are fantastic panels, all of them.

I love Carofiglio's books, and anticipate reading works by many others listed here.

Hope that the loyal bloggers get filled in on what transpires.

Whatever happens, there will be lots of information and wit careening off the walls.

August 08, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks. I've finished reading Carofiglio's The Past is a Foreign Country and Friis & Kaaberbøl's The Boy in the Suitcase in recent days. I am looking forward to this one.

August 08, 2011  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Well done! I will look forward to a report especially of the "Whodunnit' panel.

August 08, 2011  
Blogger Dana King said...

I'm looking forward to all three. See you there.

August 08, 2011  
Anonymous I.J.Parker said...

Sounds wonderful! And how lucky they are to have you. :)

August 08, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Dana, I'll see you there. And I think I'll have to cancel any lunch plans I may have had for Saturday.

August 08, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

It should be wonderful, I.J. I very much enjoy preparing for the panels, developing questions especially. Getting up there and moderating the panels has been enjoyable, too.

August 08, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Uriah, I figured that one would catch your attention. I am enjoying my preparation for it. I would not be shocked to see The Boy in the Suitcase win some awards next year.

August 08, 2011  
Anonymous Liz V. said...

Hope that all goes well and that you have a marvelous time. Await your posts on all three panels, but particularly the one with Colin Cotterill, as I have Killed at The Whim of A Hat in hand, thanks to you.

August 08, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks, Liz. I've had a marvelous time at my three previous Bouchercons, and I expect this one to be no different.

I've posted about them at great length, but posting about a panel in which one has taken part is not always the world's easiest task.

August 08, 2011  
Blogger seana said...

All very cool and very different from each other.

If you don't want four next year, though, you had better at least act winded.

August 08, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

At least it's an arithmetical rather than a geometrical progression. 1, 2, 4, 8 ... would be too much to take.

August 08, 2011  
Anonymous Linkmeister said...

Who's gonna live-Tweet your panels and what's the hashtag?

August 09, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Well, it's not going to be me! Maybe I'll ask Ali Karim to do the honors.

August 09, 2011  
Blogger Philip Amos said...

Well done you, Peter. Very interesting topics indeed, and they could not have chosen a finer moderator. Enjoy.

August 09, 2011  
Anonymous Arlene said...

Woot! Hey delightfully beardy*, I'm coming to New York with the rest of the writer crew in September, hope to see you then.


* your Irish name of course,

August 09, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks, Philip. I'm already hitting the books hard and enjoying doing so.

August 09, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Arlene, I regret to say that I'll be freshly scrubbed and shorn from my Bouchercon appearances. I'll not have had time to revert to the shaggy, primitive state I was in when I stomped around the Giant's Causeway.

August 09, 2011  

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