Critical Mass–Critical Response
Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times says, “There are plenty of women among…genre writers, but not many like Sara Paretsky…Critical Mass hits a nerve with its historical back story about a Viennese physicist, “a great scientist who had a gender handicap.”
Steve Bertrand talks to Sara Paretsky about Critical Mass and Chicago on WGN Radio
Randy Cohen’s creative show, “Person, Place, Thing” featured Sara in January 2014
And the Washington Post says, “Paretsky at her best, describing with a reporter’s eye and a painter’s vision the light and texture of a place. A scene that throbs with menace concludes with a shock.”
Sara visits U of Georgia College of Nursing
Bleeding Kansas and Writing in an Age of Silence
Bleeding Kansas and Writing in an Age of Silence are now available in paperback.
Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award
British Crime Writers Association awarded Sara the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement as a crime writer. They cited her groundbreaking role as a writer with the creation of V I Warshawski, and her role in mentoring other writers.
Sara got a tiny lapel pin in the shape of a dagger. The real dagger, which you can see in the picture is made out of gold and has diamonds and rubies in the handle. The dagger is stuck into a silver book, and the names of all recipients are inscribed in the book.
When in London, Sara can request that the dagger be displayed at formal events; Cartier is very generous and helpful on such occasions, and even supplies an armed guard—as we learned when we had it on display at the Margery Allingham centennial luncheon last May. Check the Photos page for photos from the event.