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Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart

February 23, 2018
Meymandi Concert Hall

Enjoy a candid conversation with #1 New York Times Bestselling Authors John Grisham and John Hart about the imagination and creativity of writing thrillers, hosted by D.G. Martin of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch.  

Hart was the first to win two consecutive Edgar Allen Poe Awards for Best Mystery Novel – Down River and The Last Child. Building on the world first seen in The Last Child, The Hush explores friendship, persistence and forgotten power. A signed copy of The Hush is included with admission.

Grisham’s novels have been translated into 48 languages and sold more than 300 million copies. Nine of his novels including The Firm, The Client, The Pelican Brief, and A Time to Kill have been adapted into feature films. His newest legal thriller The Rooster Bar takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

VIP Admission: Meet the Authors  l   6:00-7:15p

Enjoy an exclusive reception with the authors before the show in the Meymandi Concert Hall Lobby with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, premium seating in Meymandi Concert Hall, personally inscribed copy of The Hush by John Hart, and two entries into the drawing to be a named character in Hart’s next novel. Purchase of VIP Admission ($175) is required.

All tickets (except student) include a signed copy of Hart’s newest release, The Hush in advance of its Feb. 27 release. Doors open for Standard Admission at 6:30pm.

Event proceeds benefit the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in support of dinosaur research and education. Enjoy “thrillers” highlights from the world of dinosaurs with Lindsay Zanno, Head of Paleontology at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, before the authors take the stage.

Sponsored by WRAL-TV, Business North Carolina magazine and the North Carolina Humanities Council.



February 23 - 7:30 PM


Show playing at Meymandi Concert Hall - February 23, 2018