Catching Lightning Reading Series and Reception

Catching Lightning Reading Series and Reception
Date and time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, April 06, 2022

Laura McHugh is the award-winning, internationally-bestselling author of novels "The Weight of Blood," "Arrowood," "The Wolf Wants In" and "What's Done in Darkness."

"The Weight of Blood" won the International Thriller Writers Award and the Silver Falchion Award for the Best First Novel and the Missouri Author Award for Fiction. "Arrowood" was a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel and "The Wolf Wants In" was named a Best Book of the Year by Library Journal.

"What's Done in Darkness" was featured on the Today Show, where author Harlan Coben called it the best thriller read of the summer. McHugh's work has also been nominated for an American Library Association Alex Award, a Barry Award, a GoodReads Choice Award and a Pushcart Prize, and her novels have been translated into multiple languages and optioned for film. McHugh lives in Columbia, Missouri, with her family.

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This event is made possible through the generosity of Robert and Margaret Carolla in partnership with the Department of English and the Judith Enyeart Reynolds College of Arts and Letters.  

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Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, staff