1360 Mission between 9th and 10th
Tuesday, June 26
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Life After Murder, by Nancy Mullane is an intimately reported, utterly compelling account of five convicted murderers sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Mullane introduces Don Cronk, Eddie Ramirez, Philip Seiler, Jesse Reed and Richard Rael and follows their struggles for redemption, their legal battles to make good on the state’s promise of parole, and the challenge of resuming, twenty-plus years down the road, the lives they left behind when they were young, stupid and selfish. After decades in prison their second chance, if it comes at all, is the challenge of a lifetime.
In Life After Murder, published by Public Affairs, Nancy Mullane challenges readers to learn about a community of people who have largely been hidden from public view and the road they travel in search of redemption.
Author Nancy Mullane and the five subjects of Life After Murder will be signing books in our store. In tandem with the book release, Elisabeth Fall’s life-size documentary photographs of the five men profiled in the book will be on view. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the photographs will go to the Prison University Project. A video by Gabe Maxson documenting the first meeting of the five men outside of prison will premier.
Nancy Mullane develops, reports, and produces feature stories for Public Radio International’s This American Life, National Public Radio and the NPR affiliate KALW News-Crosscurrents in San Francisco. With the support of the Open Society Foundation, she is producing a two-hour radio documentary telling the audio stories of men and women convicted of murder. The two-hour, four-part documentary will air nationally in 2012. She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Association of Independents in Radio, and the International Women’s Media Foundation. In 2011, Nancy was the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award.
Life After Murder has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.