When: Thu., Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. 2016
While dark crime fiction is not commonly associated with the Jewish experience, Jewish emigre directors such as Billy Wilder, Edgar Ulmer and Robert Siodmak helped to define noir through their work in post-war Hollywood, and critical noir themes such as feelings of alienation and the struggle against injustice resonate throughout Jewish history. Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Subterranean Books (6275 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-862-6100 or www.subbooks.com), Noir at the Bar celebrates some of the best and hardest-edged noir writers featured in the new anthology Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds. Jedidiah Ayres, Tasha Kaminsky, Scott Phillips and Byron Kerman are the chosen writers who will read selections from Jewish Noir to celebrate the book's release, and noir in general. Admission is free.
Price: free admission