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Prince of Thieves and The Town: A Boston Crime Story as Novel and Movie

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Carlo Rotella and Christopher Wilson, both professors of English at Boston College, speak with novelist Chuck Hogan '89 about his book Prince of Thieves that was adapted into the 2010 film The Town, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, with Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, and Blake Lively.

Hogan is a New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed novels, including Devils in Exile, The Killing Moon, and The Standoff. Prince of Thieves was awarded the Hammett Prize for “literary excellence in the field of crime writing.” His short fiction has twice been anthologized in The Best American Mystery Stories annual. He is also the co-author, with Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, of the international bestsellers The Strain and The Fall, published worldwide in 29 languages. He lives outside Boston with his family. Mr. Hogan is the recipient of the Boston College 2011 Arts Council Alumni Award for artistic achievement.

Format: Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
Length: 69 minutes

Presenter(s): Chuck Hogan, Carlo Rotella, Christopher Wilson

Date: April 29, 2011

Location: Devlin 008

Sponsor(s): Lowell Humanities Series; Boston College Arts Council; Boston College Alumni Association

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/hogan/

The information on this page is accurate as of April 2011