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Author Event | Owen Laukkanen & Nick Petrie


Tuesday May 22, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room


Bestselling thriller/adventure novelists Owen Laukkanen and Nick Petrie visit the Ann Arbor District Library to discuss their writing and artistic process.

Owen Laukkanen is the author of six Stevens and Windermere novels, of which The Professionals was nominated for the Barry and International Thriller Writers Awards for Best First Novel. A former professional poker journalist and commercial fisherman, Laukkanen and his rescue pitbull Lucy divides their time between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island. His most recent novel is Gale Force.

Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His first novel, The Drifter, won the 2016 Thriller Award and the 2016 Barry Award. His books in the Peter Ash series are The Drifter, Burning Bright and Light It Up. A husband and father, he has worked as a carpenter, remodeling contractor, and building inspector. He lives in Milwaukee. Light It Up is his most recent novel.

This event is a partnership with the Kerrytown Bookfest.  It includes a book signing and books will be available for purchase.

Owen Laukkanen and Nick Petrie at AADL