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A Thrilling Conversation with Nick Petrie
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha (Formerly UW-Waukesha)
Waukesha, WI
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A Thrilling Conversation with Nick Petrie
A Thrilling Conversation with Nick Petrie
Friday, November 2nd
5:30-6:30pm Authors Reception
8-8:30pm Book Signing,  Hub Stage

$10 Reception and Keynote Only

Our Keynote Event with Nick Petrie kicks off the Southeast WI Festival of Books. Petrie, will read his current novel from his Peter Ash Series, Light It Up and share news of his upcoming novel, Tear It Up in conversation with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinels book editor Jim Higgins.

Nick  Petrie  received  his  MFA  in  fiction  from  the  University  of  Washington  and  won  a  Hopwood  Award  for  short  fiction  while  an  undergraduate  at  the  University  of  Michigan.  His  story  At  the  Laundromat  won  the  2006  Short  Story  Contest  in  The  Seattle  Review,  a  national  literary  journal.      The  Drifter,  Nicks  first  novel,  won  the  International  Thriller  Writers  Thriller  Award  and  the  Barry  Award  for  Best  First  Novel,  and  was  short-listed  for  the  Edgar  and  Anthony  Awards,  as  well  as  the  Hammett  Prize  for  Best  Novel.  He  was  named  one  of  Apples  10  Writers  to  Read  in  2017,  and  won  the  2016  Literary  Award  from  the  Wisconsin  Library  Association.      His  books  in  the  Peter  Ash  series  are  The  Drifter,  Burning  Bright, Light  It  Up,  and  the  forthcoming Tear  It  Down.  

A  husband  and  father,  he  has  worked  as  a  carpenter,  cabinetmaker,  furniture  builder,  remodeling  contractor,  and  building  inspector.  He  lives  in  Milwaukee.
For more information about the author, visit his website at


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha (Formerly UW-Waukesha) (View)
1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
United States


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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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