Fiction writer Patricia Highsmith had a life as dark and compelling as that of her favorite character, the talented Tom Ripley. Biographer Joan Schenkar
describes Highsmith’s secretive life and how it influenced her writing, including her popular novels Strangers on a Train
and The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Her book is The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith.
Event: Joan Schenkar will be speaking and signing books, and actress Kathleen Chalfant will be reading
Wednesday, December 9, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Upper West Side
2289 Broadway, at 82nd Street