A crime fiction panel with Grove Atlantic, Akashic Books, Melville House, and Europa Editions

It's international Crime Month: Join four of America's most influential independent publishers for a killer discussion of murder, mystery, and maulings that spans the globe. You won't go to a panel discussion that is this criminally good. International Crime Month is a month-long initiative featuring internationally acclaimed cime fiction authors, editors, critics, and publishers who will appear together in a series of readings, panels, and discussions. This June at McNally Jackson, Jason Pinter (Grove Atlantic), Johnny Temple (Akashic Books), Dennis Johnson (Melville House Press), and Michael Reynolds (Europa Editions) join forces to promote what is arguably one of the most vital and socially significant fiction genres of our time.Michael Reynolds is the Editor in chief of Europa Editions, where he has worked with authors such as Alina Bronsky, Rebecca Connell, Alessandro Piperno, Amelie Nothomb, Richard Beard, Zane Lovitt, and Jonathan Grimwood. He is also an author and a translator. His published translations include three crime novels by Carlo Lucarelli, Daniele Mastrogiacomo's Days of Fear, and Viola Di Grado's prize-winning novel 70% Acrylic 30% Wool. He was born in Australia in 1968 and now lives in New York. Jason Pinter is the Senior Marketing Manager for Grove Atlantic and Mysterious Press, as well as the bestselling author of five thrillers (the most recent of which are The Fury and The Darkness). His novel for young readers, Zeke Bartholomew: Superspy!, was published in November 2011. www.jasonpinter.comDennis Johnson, along with his wife, Valerie Merians, is the founder and publisher of Melville House. He has published, among others, Nobel Prize winners Imre Kertesz and Heinrich Boll, and the final books of Anna Politkovskaya and Jacques Derrida. His rediscovery of German writer Hans Fallada led to a world-wide phenomenon, and his publication of Debt: The First 5,000 Years won Melville House the 2012 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. Johnson is also the founder of Moby Lives,one of the book industry’s first and most popular literary webzines. Prior to becoming a publisher, Johnson graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop and was a much-anthologized fiction writer, whose work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He is the author of the book The Big Chill: The Great, Unreported Story of the Bush Inauguration Protest, and the editor, with Valerie Merians, of the anthologies Poetry After 9/11 and What We Do Now. Johnny Temple is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Akashic Books,an award-winning Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction. He is also the cofounder, with Akashic senior editor Ibrahim Ahmad, of Brooklyn Wordsmiths, an editorial and consulting company. Temple won the American Association of Publishers' 2005 Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing; and the 2010 Jay and Dean Kogan Award for Excellence in Noir Literature. Temple plays bass guitar in the band Girls Against Boys, which has toured extensively across the globe and released numerous albums on independent and major record companies. He has contributed articles and political essays to various publications, including The Nation, Publishers Weekly,AlterNet, Poets & Writers, and Book Forum. He is also the Chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council, which works with Brooklyn's borough president to plan the annual Brooklyn Book Festival in September.