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Dead Land

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Dead Land by Sara ParetskyThe latest from Sara, Dead Land, will be released April 21, 2020.





Kate Raphael of KPFA Womens Magazine interviews Sara in an August 12, 2019 broadcast in conjunction with an archived interview with Toni Morrison : Groundbreaking Writers Toni Morrison and Sara Paretsky 




CrimeReads Lori Rader-Day interviews Sara: Sara Paretsky Writes What’s on Her Mind, discussing white collar crime, her lifelong activism, and the importance of a good editor.




On May 9, 2019, Sara received the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s Fuller Award for lifetime achievement at the Newberry Library. Notables in the literary world Lori Rader Day, Ann Christophersen, Dominick Abel, Donna Seaman, Neil Harris, Heather Ash, and Margaret Kinsman, gave moving, and humorous, tributes, highlighting Sara’s myriad accomplishments.

Crime writers have a novel take on reducing gun violence: two dozen short stories of murder without guns. Sara wrote the introduction to Unloaded Vol. 2


Sara is honored to receive the first annual G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award, presented by the Mystery Writers of America at this year’s Edgars.

BRUSH BACK named one of the best thrillers of 2015

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Brush Back by Sara ParetskyThe Washington Post named BRUSH BACK, Sara’s most recent novel, one of 2015’s top 5 thrillers.

Sara receives Paul Engle Prize

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

PARETSKY-blog427Sara received the 2015 Paul Engle Prize, recognizing both her body of work and her work for social justice. See her in conversation with Maureen Corrigan at the Coralville Public Library here.

Sara reviews Peter Ackroyd’s “Wilkie Collins,” a biography of one of the fathers of detective fiction, in the New York Times Book Review, October 30.

Sara appears on BBC Radio’s Woman’s Hour

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Brush Back by Sara ParetskyWhile Sara was on tour in the UK, she appeared on the Woman’s Hour, one of the most listened to programs on BBC Radio. Listen to her interview here.

Sara interviews with the London Times’ Crime Club

Friday, June 26th, 2015

crime club pic copyIn their new crime fiction monthly newsletter,  The London Times’ Crime Club asks Sara about V I, where she came from, and how she’s changed over the years.  Read the interview here.

The DOLLUS Syndrome

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Brush Back by Sara ParetskySara published an essay in the May 1 Booklist on issues around missing voices in contemporary crime fiction

Sara’s new novel Brush Back, about troubled families, Chicago sports, and Illinois politics, will be in bookstores everywhere on July 28


Sara reviews for the New York Times

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Critical MassThe Mystery Writers of America have elected me president. What will the future hold for all of us? Watch this space!

London’s Independent newspaper does a quick Q & A with Sara.

Critical Response to Critical Mass

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Critical MassThe Crime Review does a fun “countdown” with the author. The London Times calls Critical Mass “A career crowning achievement.”

Coming in October… Critical Mass

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Critical MassV.I.’s newest outing takes her from drug houses to Vienna’s posh cafés. Critical Mass goes on sale everywhere October 22nd. Pre-order here. Booklist’s starred review says Critical Mass is Paretsky at her “most dynamic since the early days.”

New UK Editions

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Hodder & Stoughton have released new editions of Sara’s backlist. You can see the beautiful new covers and order your own copies at their website.


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