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October 26-28, 2012

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SJ Rozan, Guest of Honor for 2012 McM Festival

SJ RozanDid you know?


Magna cum Murder Guest of  Honor SJ Rozan . . .


is a native New Yorker

is the author of twelve novels


ghost herois the winner of the Edgar for Winter and Night

is the winner of the Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity  

is the winner of Dilys Award for Best Novel for Ghost Hero 

AND is the recipient of the Japanese Maltese Falcon Award? 



shanghai moonDid you know?


Magna cum Murder Guest of Honor SJ Rozan . . .

is included on Oprah Winfrey's website under "9 Mysteries Every Thinking Woman Should Read" for her novel The Shanghai Moon?  


Did you know?


. . . you need to register for the 18th Magna cum Murder so you can meet and hang out with SJ Rozan?


Publishers Weekly gave Rozan's newest novel Ghost Hero a starred review: "Engaging characters, crisp dialogue, intelligent storytelling, and a minimum of violence add up to another winner for Rozan." Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, praises SJ Rozan as "Hands-down one of my favorite crime writers working today. SJ Rozan can write sentences that literally make my jaw drop.  To read her is to experience the kind of pure pleasure that only a master can deliver."

Banquet speaker, Eric G. Wilson

Eric G. Wilson, is the Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English at Wake Forest University, where he teaches British and Train WreckAmerican Romanticism, paying special attention to relationships between literature and psychology. His newest book, Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can't Look Away, explores our many and myriad forms of morbid curiosity and argues that macabre fascination, far from perverse, is essential for a good life.  


The book is also on Oprah Winfrey's list of 18 Must-Read Books for March 2012.  


Josh Rothman of The Boston Globe described the book as "A leisurely, light-footed overview of our cultural obsession with doom, gloom, and gore." Wilson is also the author of Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, The Mercy of Eternity: A Memoir of Depression and Grace, and five books on the relationship between literature and psychology.

What a deal!

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(Just so you know . . . most of you know Austin Lugar, our Ball State intern with Magna cum Murder for four years, now  a college graduate, and on his way to wild success in the film industry. Not sure how we'll manage this year's Magna without him, but we're trying!) 

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