Brian Copeland with Michael Krasny - Outraged (Corte Madera Store)

Brian Copeland
In conversation with Michael Krasny


Corte Madera Store
Sun., April 28th, 2024 • 4:00pm PT

This event is free to attend and will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store. Please contact with questions regarding events.



Join us in celebration of Brian Copeland's debut crime thriller Outraged! Brian will be joined in conversation with the Bay Area's own Michael Krasny.


A TV investigative reporter and his sister, a San Francisco PD homicide detective, look into the slayings of Bay Area cops who have shot unarmed African Americans yet faced no repercussions in this debut crime thriller

Distinguished award-winning author, playwright, and television comedian Brian Copeland, in partnership with Black Odyssey Media, is thrilled to unveil his debut crime thriller, Outraged. Set against the dynamic backdrop of the Bay Area, Copeland’s novel intricately weaves together a gripping narrative that explores the repercussions of police shootings, blending action, mystery, and insightful social commentary.

The story develops with the shocking murder of San Francisco Police Officer Mickey Driscoll. As the investigation unfolds, led by TV investigative reporter Topher Davis and his sister, SFPD Homicide Detective Lynn Sloan, the siblings find themselves immersed in a world of mystery and danger. With a looming deadline and escalating stakes, they navigate through a complex web of grieving families, African American militias, corrupt cops, and the seedy underworld.

Praised by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman as “an explosive revelation from an excitingly fresh voice 'of color' in the crime fiction arena,” Copeland's Outraged promises a thought-provoking exploration of societal issues while delivering an intense and enthralling reading experience.


Brian Copeland is an award-winning author, playwright, actor, television comedian, and radio talk show host. He is the author of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest-running solo play in San Francisco theatrical history, and the critically acclaimed memoir based on that work. Brian lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family and Bichon Frisé.


Dr. Michael Krasny, Ph.D. is the former host of the award winning KQED Forum, a program discussing news and public affairs, current events, culture, health, business and technology. Dr. Michael Krasny’s abilities and reputation as one of the world’s finest interviewers are enhanced by his creative work as an author and educator. A former regular contributor to Mother Jones magazine, Dr. Krasny has published fiction, literary criticism and political commentary.

His popular books include Let There Be LaughterSpiritual Envy, and Off Mike.

His excellent podcast Grey Matter, features interviews with thinkers, historians, political figures, and authors.





Brian Copeland photo courtesy of the publisher; Michael Krasny photo courtesy of the author.



Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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ISBN: 9781957950433
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Published: Black Odyssey Media - April 23rd, 2024