Gina Wohlsdorf appearing at PLA’s Best in Debut Authors panel on April 7

Meet and learn about writers who have just hit the literary scene with their debut books. Hosted by the Association of American Publishers. Featuring Gina Wohlsdorf, author of Security (Algonquin); Lindy West, author of Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (Hachette Books); Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty (Ecco); and Mona Awad, author of 13 Ways of Looking At a Fat Girl (Penguin Books).

Security received a starred, splash-page review in Booklist’s Feburary 1 issue

In 1973, MGM released a curious film called Wicked, Wicked. Shot entirely in what the movie posters touted as “Duo-Vision” (better known as split-screen), it followed, in simultaneous halves, a string of brutal murders at a swanky California hotel. Loud, jazzy, and splashed with blood, it was an American take on the giallo slasher films popularized by Italian directors like Dario Argento and Mario Bava. But unlike cult classics like Suspiria or Kill, Baby . . . Kill!, Wicked, Wicked quickly faded away.