A Thrilling Conversation with Nick Petrie
Friday, November 2nd
UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha
1500 North University Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188
TICKETED EVENT $10 general admission – includes reception $35 general admission plus hardcover copy of Light it Up. Purchase online by clicking here or by mail to University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Foundation 1500 University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188. Checks payable to UW-Waukesha Foundation.
Our Keynote Event with Nick Petrie kicks off the Southeast WI Festival of Books. Petrie will read from his current novel from his Peter Ash Series, Light It Up and share news of his upcoming novel, Tear It Down in conversation with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 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.
Petrie's story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal. The Drifter, Nick’s 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 Apple’s 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 www.nickpetrie.com