He'll be on hand to introduce his latest thriller, Ballistic (Berkley Books; publication date October 4th). He'll be interviewed on the library's syndicated Book Talk program. And this week, it's public knowledge:
Greaney has co-authored a thriller with a certain very well-known writer. The name of that writer has been officially announced. So too the title of the book. It's called Locked On (Putnam), due in December. Greaney's very well-known co-author: Tom Clancy.
Not bad for a local writer whose debut title from 2009, The Gray Man, is set to start filming next year. Word from Variety in August was that Brad Pitt's expressed interest in starring. See the profile of Mark Greaney in the October issue of Memphis magazine for more. But for now:
"I've been reading Tom Clancy's novels since the mid-'80s," Greaney said this week. "I'm honored to be given the opportunity to collaborate with him."
Mark Greaney will be reading from and signing Ballistic at Cover to Cover Cafe & Books (867-4028) in Arlington on Tuesday, October 4th, at 7 p.m. He'll be at the Booksellers at Laurelwood (683-9801) on Thursday, October 6th, at 6 p.m.
"As a member of the Rhodes College community, I pledge my full and steadfast support to the Honor System and agree neither to lie, cheat, nor steal, and to report any such violation that I may witness."
For an excellent introduction to Appiah's thoughts on what he calls the "honor world," listen to University of Memphis cultural historian Jonathan Judaken, who interviewed Appiah for NPR's WKNO affiliate. For questions on Appiah's lecture, write to Rhodes professor Scott Newstok at newstoks.edu.
(Corrections: Jonathan Judaken has moved from the University of Memphis to Rhodes, where he's been appointed the first Spence L. Wilson Chair of Humanities. And to reach Scott Newstok "@rhodes": That's, of course, firstname.lastname@example.org.)
"This was the book that the literary world had been waiting for. It was an answer to questions we didn't even dare ask, questions we didn't know needed asking." — from "Publisher," a short story inside Memphian Corey Mesler's new collection of short stories, Notes Toward the Story & Other Stories (Aqueous Books).
On October 1st, Lauderdale will also be on hand (along with dozens of other local authors) at Bookstock, a Memphis area author fair. The event takes place at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on Poplar and will serve as a showcase for discussions, signings, and workshops for aspiring writers.
If you're interested in being part of the audience for the library's Book Talk program, Bookstock's also offering limited seating for the 1 p.m. taping of the broadcast that day, which will feature show producer Stephen Usery interviewing Memphian Mark Greaney, whose latest thriller in Greaney's Gray Man series, Ballistic, hits stores in late September.
For more information on Bookstock or to register for a workshop, go here or call 415-2709.
But back to Vance, in his own write and on his proven appeal:
If you want to get an early start the day of the sale, go by Literacy Mid-South from 8 to 9 a.m. The "Book Lover's Preview Hour" costs $10, but you'll have first dibs on an estimated 5,000 titles (plus free coffee and donuts). All proceeds from the preview directly benefit Literacy Mid-South, the organization that's been improving the reading skills of low-literate adults in the Mid-South and providing services for entire families since the nonprofit was founded in 1974.
And if you'd like to volunteer to work the book sale, email Ashley Padgett at email@example.com or call 901-327-6000 ext. 1013. Volunteers are needed on Friday, September 16th, and for shifts during the sale on Saturday. The minimum age for volunteers is 18.
To learn more about Literacy Mid-South, go to literacymidsouth.org.