Why We Can’t Look Away: Women, Violence, and Cultural Obsession
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Capitol Extension Room E2.014
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin TX

From true crime podcasts to blockbuster crime fiction to top-selling Hollywood films, our cultural obsession with violence, especially violence towards women, feeds a wide audience. Journalist Rachel Monroe (Savage Appetites) and novelist Julia Phillips (Disappearing Earth) examine this phenomenon in different ways in their new work, Monroe approaching it in her essays and Phillip in her highly-acclaimed new novel. What drives this morbid curiosity?

  • Moderator: Audrey McGlinchy
  • Book Signing: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue

Julia Phillips, Rachel Monroe, Disappearing Earth, Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession


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