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Saturday, October 12 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Uncovering the Real Lolita

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Edgar Award-winning writer Art Taylor interviews Sarah Weinman, author of the true-crime book The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, An Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece. With a mix of narrative and history, Weinman captures the story of the real-life crime—the kidnapping of an eleven-year-old girl named Sally—that inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write the famous novel, Lolita. In a book described as “Riveting… dark and compulsively readable” by the Los Angeles Times, and named a Best Book of 2018 by the Washington Post, NPR, Vulture, and more, Weinman seeks to restore the voice of a voiceless girl.

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Art Taylor

Art Taylor won the 2019 Edgar Award for Best Short Story for “English 398: Fiction Workshop,” originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. He is the author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and... Read More →
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Sarah Weinman

Sarah Weinman is the author of The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World, named among the Best and Notable Books of 2018 by the Washington Post, NPR, BuzzFeed, Vulture, the National Post, and more. She also edited the anthologies Women... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
Merten Hall, Room 1201