Novelist Richard North Patterson to Speak at Boston University

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 |

(Boston) – Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and Friends of the Library will host novelist Richard North Patterson for a reception and lecture on Monday, April 5 at 5:30 PM in Metcalf Hall. Patterson houses his archives at the Gotlieb Center and will be speaking on his career and successes as a best-selling author. The Prizes for the prestigious Lawrence G. Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest will be awarded immediately preceding Patterson’s lecture.

Event Details
Event: Friends Speaker Series Annual Meeting featuring Richard North Patterson
Date: Monday, April 5, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM reception, 6:00 PM lecture
Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union (775 Commonwealth Ave, Second Floor)
Admission: Free to Friends of the Libraries and B.U. Students; $25 per person for public
Contacts: For more information, call 617-353-3696

Richard North Patterson is a bestselling author of legal and political thrillers. His first piece of work, The Lasko Tangent (1979), won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for “Best First Mystery Novel” in 1980. Patterson’s work has been characterized as meticulous in style with a keen understanding of human nature. His novels Degree of Guilt (1993) and Eyes of a Child (1995) were combined into a miniseries for NBC-TV. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio and has been a partner in several prestigious U.S. law firms.

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, theater, 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, visit