Keynote Headliner

Friday, February 17, 2023

Trustees Theatre at 6:00pm

Tickets go on sale on January 13th at the Savannah Box Office.

Tickets:  $30

Preston & Child


The Cabinet of Dr. LengFollowing the events of Bloodless, the “exciting” and “nail-biting” new thriller in Preston & Child’s #1 bestselling series will once again feature FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast and Constance Greene.

Against all odds, Constance has found a way back to the place of her origins, New York City in the late 1800s, and sets off on a quest to prevent the events that lead to the deaths of her sister and brother, and stop Manhattan’s most infamous serial killer, Dr. Enoch Leng of the seminal Pendergast novel The Cabinet of Curiosities, before his nefarious experiments come to fruition.

Meanwhile, in present-day New York, Pendergast is desperate to find a way to reunite with Constance—but will he find a way before it’s too late?


Douglas Preston has published thirty-six books of both nonfiction and fiction, of which twenty-nine have been New York Times bestsellers. He is the co-author, with Lincoln Child, of the Pendergast series of thrillers. He writes about archaeology and anthropology for the New Yorker Magazine, and he worked as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. He currently serves as President of the Authors Guild, the nation’s oldest and largest association of authors and journalists.

Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut and still pines to return. He attended Carleton College and graduated with distinction in English. After college, he returned to the east coast and New York City, where he secured a job as an editorial assistant at St. Martin’s Press. Over the next several years, he climbed his way up the editorial ladder, becoming a full editor, working on literally hundreds of titles both fiction and non-fiction, and founding the publishing house’s mass-market horror line. Among the authors he groomed for their first full-length book publication was a certain Douglas Preston, who wrote the armchair tour and backstage history of the American Museum of Natural History, Dinosaurs in the Attic, which remains in print to this day. Child went on to collaborate with Preston on their own jointly-written thriller, Relic, which went on to become a bestselling book and a #1 box office film. This established them as a writing team, and the two have gone on to write some three dozen joint novels, many featuring the enigmatic FBI agent Pendergast, and two of which were named in an NPR poll of readers as among the 100 greatest thrillers of all time. Most of their novels have become New York Times bestsellers, several of which have reached #1.


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