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THE FIRST TRUE NOIR FICTION COLLECTION FROM A CITY THAT PUT FILM NOIR ON THE MAP Barry Gifford, Kate Braverman, Peter Plate, Michelle Tea and Jon Longhi are just a few of the stellar cast that Maravelis has corralled into this brilliant collection. On the heels of the stunning success of the award-winning bestseller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic launched a groundbreaking series of original ir anthologies. Each is comprised of all-new stories set in a distinct neighbourhood or location within the city of the book. Contributors to this volume include: Barry Gifford, Robert Mailer Anderson, Michelle Tea, Peter Plate, Kate Braverman, Domenic Stansberry, David Corbett, Nichelle Tramble, Eddie Muller, Alejandro Murguia, Mattilda aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore and more. Brooklyn Noir stories have received the following acclaim: Edgar Award finalist, Pushcart Prize Finalist, MWA's Robert L. Fish Memorial Award Winner, two selections in The Best American Mystery Stories 2005. Other forthcoming Akashic Noir titles include Manhattan Noir edited by Lawrence Block, Baltimore Noir edited by Laura Lippman, Los Angeles edited by Denise Hamilton and more.
Peter Maravelis was born and raised in San Francisco where he still resides. He is currently the events programmer at City Lights Booksellers and hosts a literary tai chi salon for local authors during the summer. He is the founder of Red Boat Opera, a portable theatrical troupe operating in the greater Bay Area.