JOHN HART is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, “The King of Lies,” “Down River,” “The Last Child,” “Iron House,” and “Redemption Road.” The only author in history to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel consecutively, John has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award for Fiction, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and the North Carolina Award for Literature. His next novel, The Hush is scheduled for release February 2018. Ranging in scope from Africa and the antebellum south to the despair of the Great Depression, “The Hush” is a study of forgotten truths and a stunning reminder of why John Hart has won critical acclaim and the abiding love of readers around the world. Beautifully crafted and thrilling to the end, this book is an exploration of things unseen and the ties that bind, of friendship and persistence and forgotten power. “Edgar Award winning John Hart cements his status as one of America’s premier novelists.” ―The Providence Journal John Hart has three great passions: his family, his writing, and the protection of open spaces. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two daughters, and is already writing his sixth novel, a sequel to “The Last Child.” For more information visit uscbcenterforthearts.com or call (843) 521-4100.