Arts preview: Thurber House Summer Literary Picnic: Julia Keller

Jackie Mantey, Columbus Alive

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist turned nonfiction book author turned fiction novelist Julia Keller will read from her first fiction book, "A Killing in the Hills."

The atmospheric murder mystery is set in a small crevice of Appalachia rife with gossip and poverty. Hear about Keller's transition from journalist to novelist. Tickets to attend the reading and the dinner are $30; tickets to just the reading are only $15.

Thurber House

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26

77 Jefferson Ave., Downtown

thurberhouse.org