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Sunday, July 17th – 2 pm
Dual Author Event
Laurie Taylor & Richard Michael Levine

Two fiction writers, Laurie Taylor and Richard Michael Levine, share the stage at Bird & Beckett this Sunday afternoon.

Said the Fly coverOn remote Spanish island near the African coast, a Mexican American entomologist, Epiphany Jerome, is looking for a rare beetle. Instead she finds a body on an empty beach with a knife sticking out from its back.  Laurie Taylor’s Said the Fly is a forensic murder mystery that Kirkus Review called “dazzling” and “smartly written” in their *starred* review. It was selected as one of their May “Kirkus Indie Books of the Month.” Writer and biologist Laurie Taylor moved to Glen Park in 2014, after more than Organs Cover copya decade of living in Europe and the Middle East.

Richard Michael Levine‘s short story collection, The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife, was published by Capra Press in 2015. He was a magazine writer and editor for many years, publishing feature articles and columns in Harper’s, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and many others. He has taught at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and is the author of a bestselling non-fiction book, Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County, published by Random House and New American Library. His poems, which have appeared widely in literary magazines, have been collected in Catch and Other Poems.

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