About The Speaker: Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 13 thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also an on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more honors to her name. Critics call her “a master of suspense” and “a superb and gifted storyteller.” She’s the only author to have won the Agatha in four different categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her newest book is Her Perfect Life, a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge. It received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, calling it “a superlative thriller.” It is now nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel. Her next book, The House Guest, will be released in February 2023.

Ryan's lecture is sponsored by the Martin Institute for Law & Society.