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Sarah Weinman


Sarah Weinman

Sarah Weinman is the author of THE REAL LOLITA, and editor of WOMEN CRIME WRITERS: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s (Library of America) and TROUBLED DAUGHTERS, TWISTED WIVES (Penguin). She covers book publishing for Publishers Marketplace, and has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, the Guardian and Buzzfeed, among other outlets. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sarah Weinman

Books by Sarah Weinman

by Sarah Weinman - Anthology, Nonfiction, True Crime

Sarah Weinman --- the acclaimed author of THE REAL LOLITA, and editor of WOMEN CRIME WRITERS and TROUBLED DAUGHTERS, TWISTED WIVES --- brings together an exemplary collection of recent true-crime tales. She culls together some of the most refreshing and exciting contemporary journalists and chroniclers of crime working today. There are 13 pieces in all, and as a collection, they showcase writing about true crime across the broadest possible spectrum, while also reflecting what makes crime stories so transfixing and irresistible to the modern reader.

by Sarah Weinman - History, Nonfiction, True Crime

Vladimir Nabokov’s LOLITA is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet, very few of its readers know that the subject of the book was inspired by a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of 11-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, THE REAL LOLITA tells Sally Horner’s full story for the very first time. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman uncovers how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing LOLITA.