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NIGHT OF A THOUSAND AUTHORS Vote, then Chill After you vote, your responsibility is done.

You’re not obligated to watch them count. Instead, relax with talk of murder, mayhem and terror


David Brown, Deputy Director of Publicity at Atria Books and “driver” of the @AtriaMysteryBus twitter feed, has teamed up with the Executive Director of ITW and ThrillerFest, Kimberley Howe and influential book blogger Ryan “The Real Book Spy” Steck to create NIGHT OF A THOUSAND AUTHORS, election day counterprogramming for mystery, thriller and suspense fans to escape from the stress and anxiety of that day.


Beginning at 4pm Central on Tuesday November 3 and streaming from and International Thriller Writers facebook pageNIGHT OF A THOUSAND AUTHORS is being described as “The Jerry Lewis Telethon” meets “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” with the biggest names in crime fiction and NO TALK OF POLITICS.


Among the confirmed guests are Janet EvanovichBrad Thor, Lisa Scottoline, Gregg HurwitzBrad MeltzerRuth WareJohn ConnollyKyle MillsKathy ReichsKarin SlaughterJennifer Hillier, R.L. Stine, William Kent Krueger and Alafair Burke with many more committed (full list below) and still to come. 


NIGHT OF A THOUSAND AUTHORS is a marathon of 10 minutes interviews hosted by Howe and Steck—the “special sauce” is that each author will share the first two minutes of their interview on the screen with the previous guest and the last two minutes of their interview with the next guest.

Alafair Burke

Alex Segura

Allison Brennan

Andrews & Wilson

Anthony Horowitz

Brad Meltzer

Brad Taylor

Brad Thor

Catherine Coulter

Chris Hauty

Christopher Rosow

David Morrell

Francesca Serritella

Gayle Lynds

Gregg Hurwitz

Hank Phillippi Ryan

J.D. Barker

JA Jance

Jack Carr

James Rollins

Janet Evanovich

Jennifer Hillier

Jesse and Jonathan Kellerman

Joel C. Rosenberg

John Connolly

Karen Dionne

Karin Slaughter

Kathy Reichs

Kyle Mills

Linwood Barclay

Lisa Jewell

Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Unger

Liv Constantine

Mark Greaney

Meg Gardiner

Megan Collins

Megan Miranda

Mindy Mejia

Peter James

R.L. Stine

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 4:00pm
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