JOHN BERENDT

John Berendt, author of the best selling book and major motion picture, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack) and The City of Falling Angels, will be talking with Sean Strub, mayor of Milford, proprietor of the Hotel Fauchere, and author of Body Counts. 

Mr. Berendt, a former editor at the Harvard Lampoon, Esquire Magazine and New York Magazine will discuss the real-life events that surrounded a grisly murder trial in Savannah, GA, the basis for his first book. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list for a record-breaking 216 weeks. This will be followed by a discussion with the audience about Mr. Berendt's work, career and what it is like to live in different cities (Savannah, Venice, New Orleans) and write about the people who reside there.

“John is a vibrant and entertaining speaker." Mr. Strub said. "His stories about the people he’s met in Savannah, Venice and, more recently, New Orleans are fascinating. I’m looking forward to a great conversation.”