Re: RARA-AVIS: Marijane Meaker is coming

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 11 Aug 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Robison" <>
> Marijane Meaker is joining rara-avis for the first 10 days of October.
> From 1952 until the early 1960s, she wrote many popular Gold Medals
> as Vin Packer. Boucher praised her work, and declared her as hardboiled
> as any of the tough guy writers. Her new book about her relationship with
> Highsmith was discussed here recently.

If you live in or near New York and can't wait till October to meet Ms Meaker, the 15th NYC Collectible Paperback and Pulp Fiction Expo is on Sunday, September 7th. Ann Bannon, Julie Ellis and Marijane Meaker (billed as "the three daring divas of paperback pulp fiction") will be guests. Here are some of the others:

JULIUS FAST: mystery author and legendary First Edgar winner RON GOULART: mystery, science fiction author and popular culture scholar MITCHELL HOOKS: classic vintage era and current paperback cover artist MORRIS HERSHMAN: (aka Arnold English) vintage Manhunt author MICHAEL KURLAND: incredible fantasy, mystery and Sherlockian author RICHARD A. LUPOFF: SF/F/H legend and author of The Great American Paperback ROBERT MAGUIRE: classic sexy good-girl art paperback cover artist BARRY MALZBERG: famous science fiction author and critic JOHN NORMAN: creator of the classic Gor science fiction adventure series HOWARD SCHOENFELD: author of 50s crime cult classic Let Them Eat Bullets DAN SONTUP: crime and mystery author WALTER WAGER: (aka John Tiger), classic suspense, author of Die Hard2

The address: Holiday Inn, 440 West 57h Street, New York City, between 9th and 10th Avenues. Admission: $5. Show times: 9am-5pm. For signing times and info call: Gary Lovisi (718-646-6126) after 5pm EST

Al Guthrie

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