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LIVE from the NYPL: WOMEN OF MYSTERY: Nancy Drew Revisited. A Conversation with Melanie Rehak and Laura Lippman with moderator David Ferriero

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September 14, 2005

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

A look at Nancy Drew and the whole idea of female investigators with Cullman Center Fellow Melanie Rehak, author of Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her, and Laura Lippman, prize-winning author of the Tess Monaghan mystery series and To The Power of Three. David Ferriero, the Andrew W. Mellon Director and Chief Executive of the Research Libraries, NYPL, will moderate. Co-presented with The Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers.

About Melanie Rehak: Melanie Rehak was a 2003-2004 Mel and Lois Tukman Fellow at the New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, where she did much of the research for Girl Sleuth. She writes for The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and The Nation, among other publications, and her poetry has been published in The New Yorker and The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn.

About Laura Lippman: Laura Lippman was a newspaper reporter at the Baltimore Sun for twelve years. Her Tess Monaghan novels -- The Last Place, The Sugar House, Baltimore Blues, Charm City, Butchers Hill, and In Big Trouble -- have won the Edgar, Agatha, Shamus, Anthony, and Nero Wolfe Awards, and In a Strange City was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel Every Secret Thing. Her most recent release is To the Power of Three. Lippman lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

About David Ferriero: David Ferriero is the Andrew W. Mellon Director and Chief Executive of the Research Libraries at The New York Public Library. Serving in this capacity, Mr. Ferriero is in charge of moving the four world-renowned Research Libraries into the 21st century. The Humanities and Social Sciences Library, The Science Industry and Business Library, The Library for the Performing Arts, and the Schomburg Center for Black Culture are key institutions in information dissemination. Mr. Ferriero joined the staff of the New York Public Library in 2004 after 8 years at Duke University and 31 years in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries.