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For Release Upon Receipt - April 28, 2009
Contact: Lauren Domingos, 617-358-1688, ldomingo@bu.edu

Elizabeth George to Speak at Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting

Boston – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host its Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting, featuring noted mystery author Elizabeth George on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. An exhibition of Ms. George’s archives will be opened to the public, she will speak about her work, and sign copies of her book, Careless In Red. The Prizes for the Lawrence G. Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest will be awarded preceding the lecture. The event is open to the public and free to BU students.

Event Details

Title: Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting, featuring Elizabeth George
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Time: Reception: 5:30 PM, Awards Presentation & Lecture: 6:00 PM
Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
Admission: Free to Friends of the Libraries and BU Students; $25 per person for the public
Contact: For more information, call 617-353-1226 or email archives@bu.edu

Elizabeth George has been called “a master of English mystery.”  She sold her first novel, A Great Deliverance, in 1988, and has since taught courses in writing at several colleges and universities.  In her internationally best-selling novels, Ms. George has brought her own modern sensibility to dark, psychologically rich tales of crime and detection.  She has received the Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, France’s Le Grand Prix de Literature Policiere and Germany’s prestigious MIMI.  Ms. George is one of only two American writers whose novels have been adapted for the popular BBC/PBS series, MYSTERY!  Her most recent Inspector Lynley novel, Careless In Red, was published in May 2008.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theatre, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, email archives@bu.edu or call 617-353-3696.