Midwest Literary Walk author Don Winslow discusses latest book, event

“City on Fire” is author Don Winslow’s first time writing about his home in New England.

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The Midwest Literary Walk returns to Chelsea, Michigan next week after going virtual during the height of the pandemic. Organizers say this year’s lineup is one of the festival’s best yet.

One of the featured authors this year is Don Winslow, an international bestselling author who Stephen King calls “one of America’s best storytellers.”

“I think, as con fiction writers, we write about humanity in extremis.” — Don Winslow, author

Listen: What Don Winslow anticipates at this year’s Midwest Literary Walk event.



Don Winslow is an international bestselling author. His new novel is titled “City on Fire” on sale April 26th. He is a featured author at this year’s Midwest Literary Walk on Saturday April 23 in Chelsea, Michigan. Winslow has written more than 20 novels, many of which focus on crime.

“I think, as con fiction writers, we write about humanity in extremis,” he says. “We get to see people at their worst and at their best, and at dramatic moments, and that’s attractive to a writer.”

The Midwest Literary Walk takes place Saturday, April 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in person in Chelsea, MI, hosted by the Chelsea District Library. Winslow will appear at 1 pm at the Main Street Church.

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