TITLE: Patricia Cornwell: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Patricia Cornwell
EVENT DATE: 2012/09/22
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 43 minutes
Patricia Cornwell discusses her book "Red Mist" at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: In 1979, Cornwell started as a reporter for The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer and soon thereafter became a crime reporter. Five years later, she found a job in the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where she stayed for six years. While there, she wrote three novels that were rejected for publication before she found success with "Postmortem," her first Kay Scarpetta novel. Cornwell's influence can be seen in such television shows as "CSI" and "Cold Case Files."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012