Brian Azzarello wrote DC Comic's 100 Bullets series. His latest book is The Joker, part of the Batman series.
Alison Gaylin, is a New York author who was mentioned by several Bcon writers as a someone you really should be reading. Her latest book is Heartless.
John Harvey is a British crime fiction author and winner of several CWA Dagger awards including the Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. In addition to stand-alone novels, he's also written the Charlie Resnick series and the Frank Elder trilogy. His latest book is Cold in Hand, the tenth Charlie Resnick novel.
George Pelecanos is a Washington DC-based author who has written fifteen crime novels. His latest book is The TUrnaround.