"Sleepless Nights" Book Discussion
Published on Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 4:59pm
Norwood Holland grew up in Gum Springs, the historically black enclave in Virginia's suburban Fairfax County, which was once a part of the Mount Vernon Plantation. He is a graduate of Fisk University where he majored in English and education. He studied under the late Harlem Renaissance writer Arna Bontemps, and he has a Juris Doctor from Howard University.
He will discuss his novel Sleepless Nights on Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in Room A. Sleepless Nights is the first of a series of detective-based fiction featuring Drew Smith, the urban attorney and legal wizard. Drew Smith, an African-American trial attorney who takes on difficult crimes with sometimes shady clients, is a tale grounded in the pulp fiction literary noir tradition. In this caper DC's notable trial attorney faces a midlife crisis.