Rewriting the female protagonist


With a title and a premise that pays homage to a Hitchcock classic, "The Woman in the Window" is challenging traditional female archetypes in the mystery genre.

Author A.J. Finn joined Mary Elizabeth Williams on “Salon Talks” to discuss his novel, “The Woman in the Window,” which follows the story of a New York City recluse who witnesses a horrific event while spying on her neighbors.

Finn’s debut novel, a suspenseful thriller, published in 38 territories worldwide and its film rights were already acquired by Fox for a motion picture adaptation. However, the debut novelist is no newcomer to the publishing world having worked as the vice president and executive editor of William Morrow. Of course writing a novel while holding down a full time job at a major publishing house was no small task. "To anyone curious about pursuing some artistic endeavor, I would advise them to budget their time accordingly," Finn said, adding, “It probably will not be nonstop fun. Most things that turn o

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