Friends of the Library welcomes North Carolina author John Hart

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Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library welcomes North Carolina native and New York Times bestselling author John Hart to its annual spring luncheon. In a question and answer forum to be facilitated by the Stanly News and Press, Mr. Hart will discuss his writing career and published works, including his most recent novel, Redemption Road. The event takes place on Wed., April 19, 2017, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Misenheimer campus, Stokes Student Center, 48380 U.S. Hwy 52N.

With more than two million books in print, Mr. Hart has published five novels, which are available in 30 languages and sold in 70 countries. The only author to win the best novel Edgar Allen Poe Award for consecutive mystery novels, he is also the recipient of the Anthony Award, Barry Award, Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and North Carolina Award for Literature.

Originally from Durham, N.C., Mr. Hart graduated in 1988 from Davidson College and later earned graduate degrees in accounting and law. After living briefly in Paris and London, he returned to North Carolina and settled initially in Rowan County, where his first two novels are set and on which the fictional Raven County is based. A former banker, stockbroker and criminal defense attorney, Mr. Hart now writes full time from his farm in Charlottesville, Va., with his work often compared with that of Scott Turow and John Grisham.

In addition to Redemption Road, which was characterized by Publishers Weekly as a “stellar crime thriller,” Mr. Hart’s novels include The Last Child, Down River, The King of Lies and Iron House. A sixth book, a sequel to The Last Child, is forthcoming.

Reservations and tickets ($30 for Friends of the Library members; $40 for non-members) are required for the luncheon and discussion. To purchase tickets, visit https://community.pfeiffer.edu/FOL, or call (704) 463-3034.