Fresh Voices: A Night of New Authors
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to check out hot new titles and meet these eight rising stars in the publishing world. Whether it’s the grandson of Roald Dahl, the head of Harvard’s Creative Writing department, or an illustrator who has drawn for DC/Vertigo, we’ll have authors and books for readers of all ages and interests. Join us for this warm, casual reception where you can chat with the authors, enjoy light refreshments, and pick out the perfect, personalized gift.
For science fiction and fantasy readers:
Max Gladstone is a John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award nominee and Writers of the Future Competition short story finalist. His new standalone urban fantasy novel, Two Serpents Rise, is set in the same fantasy world as his first book, Three Parts Dead. This time a rash of demonic infestations threatens the city of Dresediel Lex and a young man with a haunted past searches for the reason why. http://www.maxgladstone.com.
For literary fiction readers and writers:
Bret Anthony Johnston is the head of the Creative Writing department at Harvard. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed Corpus Christi: Stories and the editor of Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. Corpus Christi: Stories has received numerous awards, including The Southern Review’s Annual Short Fiction Award and the James Michener Fellowship. His novel, Remember Me Like This will be published in May 2014. http://bretanthonyjohnston.com/
James Whitfield Thomson is a Harvard graduate, former Navy navigator, and an early member of the late Andre Dubus’s writers’ workshop. His extraordinary debut, Lies You Wanted to Hear slowly peels back layers of love and deceit to reveal how good people can be led to do seemingly unthinkable things. http://jameswhitfieldthomson.com/
For teen readers and YA fans:
N. Griffin received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut novel, The Whole Stupid Way We Are, is “simultaneously quirky, funny, thoughtful and sad” (Bookpage). Against the haunting backdrop of New England in winter, Griffin elegantly captures the tragedy of family illness and the strength of friendship. http://ngriffin.com/
For little ones (or the child in all of us):
LJR Kelly is a children's book author who comes from a family filled with writers – including his grandfather, Roald Dahl. He studied at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Dartmouth College. His first picture book, Blanket and Bear: A Remarkable Pair, is illustrated by Yoko Tanaka and tells the rhyming story of two lost toys who travel to find their way back to their beloved owner, meeting new friends along the way. http://ljrkelly.com/
For mystery lovers:
Ben and Beth Oak (who write together under the name B.B. Oak) met in a literature course at Boston University and have been enthralled with Henry David Thoreau (and each other) ever since. Their debut novel, Thoreau at Devil’s Perch, reimagines a young Thoreau as “the Sherlock Holmes of Walden Pond” when he gets caught up in unraveling a local murder. http://www.BBOak.com
For graphic novel fans:
Greg Ruth has written and drawn stories for Dark Horse Comics, DC/Vertigo, Fantagraphics, and The New York Times. His first picture book, Our Enduring Spirit, was written by Barack Obama. The Lost Boy, his latest graphic novel, is done in a rich, cinematic style and tells the chilling story of a boy who taps into an ancient, woodland kingdom. www.gregthings.com.
For young fantasy readers:
Tui T. Sutherland is the author of several books for young readers, including the Menagerie trilogy, the Pet Trouble series, and three books in the bestselling Seekers series (as part of the Erin Hunter team). Her eagerly awaited new book, Wings of Fire Book 4: The Dark Secret, is a continuation of The Wings of Fire saga that follows the “dragonets of destiny” as they venture into the mysterious land of the Nightwings. www.tuibooks.com.
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