Visiting authors are out in force this week; hereâ€™s just a sampling. For complete listings, visit the website of your favorite bookstore or venue.
â€œThe Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896â€ is the impressive title of MacArthur Fellow (and former UW professor) Whiteâ€™s latest work; heâ€™ll discuss it (and that eraâ€™s parallels to today) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at The Summit (420 E. Pike St., Seattle); $5.
Visiting from Moscow, the political activist and former Pussy Riot musician will discuss her memoir, â€œRiot Daysâ€ â€” and her two-year prison term for â€œorganized hooliganism.â€ 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Elliott Bay Book Co.
Can the author of â€œEverything I Never Told Youâ€ repeat that novelâ€™s stunning success â€” or its beautifully controlled yet compulsively readable tone? Ngâ€™s here with her second book, â€œLittle Fires Everywhere,â€ at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Elliott Bay Book Co.
Hoover, the best-selling author of â€œIt Ends With Usâ€ and â€œNovember 9,â€ is in town with her new novel, â€œWithout Merit.â€ 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, Third Place Books at Lake Forest Park.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor discusses, with author Lesley Hazelton, his new book, â€œThe Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve.â€ 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Seattle Universityâ€™s Pigott Auditorium; $5.
McBride is a 2013 National Book Award Winner for â€œThe Good Lord Bird,â€ a novel narrated by an escaped slave. Also the author of â€œThe Color of Waterâ€ and the James Brown biography â€œKill â€˜Em and Leave,â€ heâ€™s in town with his new short-story collection, â€œFive-Carat Soul.â€ 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, Third Place Books at Seward Park.
The creator of the â€œHow to Train Your Dragonâ€ books is here with the first book of a new series, â€œThe Wizard of Onceâ€ â€” and, yes, there will be a costume contest. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, Third Place Books at Lake Forest Park.
The best-selling fantasy author is in town to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his first novel, â€œThe Name of the Wind,â€ which is being rereleased in a deluxe hardcover edition. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at University Temple United Methodist Church; tickets are $40 (available through brownpapertickets.com) and include a copy of the book.
Quinn, a video-game developer and the founder of the advocacy group Crash Override Network, will speak about her new book, â€œCrash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate,â€ at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Elliott Bay Book Co.
The journalist, transgender activist and author of the memoirs, â€œRedefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much Moreâ€ and â€œSurpassing Certainty,â€ speaks at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Benaroya Hall; tickets begin at $35 and are available through lectures.org.
Maria Mudd Roth
Roth will discuss her latest book of natural history, â€œA Sideways Look at Clouds.â€ 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, University Book Store.
University of Washington Press Authors
Four local UW Press authors â€” Paula Becker, Jourdan Keith, Lynda V. Mapes and David B. Williams â€” gather for a discussion about how books can help us understand and change our world. 6 p.m. Oct. 5, U.W. Hub Lyceum.
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