Starting on September 8th, the UC Berkeley libraries will be running a special exhibit on the history of crime fiction set in the Bay Area. They say:
Ever since the publication of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon in 1930, San Francisco has been recognized as the birthplace of modern crime fiction. Using materials from numerous campus libraries, “Bullets Across the Bay” examines the Bay Area as a popular setting for mystery and detective novels and highlights the richness of UC Berkeley’s collections for the study of genre fiction.
On top of that, on October 14th (the day before MWAU!) they will be hosting a special panel discussion featuring Kelli Stanley, Eddie Muller and Lucha Corpi and moderated by Janet Rudolph in what should be a very lively discussion of the topic. Fedoras (presumably) optional.
Exhibit: September 8-February 29 2012, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery, Doe Library
Panel: October 14, 4:00-6:00 pm, 190 Doe Library (Across from Morrison)
More Information: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/sfmystery/extras/batb.html