Book Passage is thrilled to announce that the widely acclaimed, bestselling crime fiction writer Don Winslow will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Mystery Writers Conference. Winslow is the author of the forthcoming The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages ($25.00), due out from Simon & Schuster in June. Winslow’s new novel is being published to coincide with the release of the film adaption of Savages, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone. Set to hit theaters in July, Stone’s widely anticipated film stars John Travolta, Blake Lively, Benecio Del Toro, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, and Salma Hayek.
In Savages, Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twenty-something best friends who risk everything to save O, the girl they both love. Among the most celebrated literary thrillers in recent memory, Savages was selected as a Top 10 Book of 2010 by Janet Maslin in The New York Times and Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly, as well as other publications around the world. Now, in his high-octane prequel, Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. A series of breakneck twists and turns puts two generations on a collision course, culminating in a stunning showdown that will ultimately force them to choose between their real families and their love for each other.
Don Winslow is The New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including The Gentlemen’s Hour, Satori, The Dawn Patrol, The Winter of Frankie Machine, The Power of the Dog, California Fire and Life, and The Death and Life of Bobby Z.
The 19th Annual Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference takes place July 19-22 at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA. This event is open to the public, though priority seating is
reserved for Conference participants.