Lise Olsen is a Texas-based investigative reporter and author whose work has prompted reforms, freed the wrongfully detained, restored names to murder victims and contributed to the prosecutions of a corrupt congressman and a rogue federal judge. Her work has appeared in the Texas Observer, Texas Monthly, the Houston Chronicle and in documentaries on A & E and CNN. She has three times been named Texas Reporter of the Year by the Texas AP Managing Editors. Her first book, Code of Silence, won the Texas Institute of Letters’ Carr P. Collins’ Award for Best Book of Nonfiction in 2022.
Code of Silence
- 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
- | Location of Session: Hawn Holt Family Auditorium
- Adult Sessions
- Start of Signing: 12:30 PM
- | Signing Location: Festival Marketplace
About the Event
Code of Silence tells the story of federal court employee Cathy McBroom, who had to flee her job as a case manager in Galveston, Texas, after enduring years of sexual harassment and assault by her boss—US District Judge Samuel Kent. Following a decade of firsthand reporting at the Houston Chronicle, investigative reporter Lise Olsen charts McBroom’s assault and the aftermath.
This session will be recorded by C-SPAN’s Book-TV and aired at a later date.
About the Author & Speaker
Rick Casey is a former columnist for the San Antonio Light, the Express-News and the Houston Chronicle. He moderated KLRN’s Texas Week with Rick Casey. Over the course of his career, he was twice named “Best General Columnist” by the Texas Managing Editors Association. In 2009 he was awarded the MOLLY National Journalism Prize. He currently writes for the San Antonio Report. Casey has never successfully been sued for libel and he flunked Latin and typing as a freshman in high school.