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Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Happy new year! Make 2015 the one where you meet your favorite author in person. Here’s where he or she may be appearing in the next few months.

January 6, 7pm, @ Books Inc – Opera Plaza
One of the most hotly anticipated new books of 2015, Vivan Apple at the End of the World, is as imminent as the apocalypse it depicts! Meet author Katie Coyle and learn all about her funny and heartwarming novel about a girl fighting the apocalypse at all costs.

January 9, 4pm, @ Linden Tree
What’s the latest book to be compared to The Fault in Our Stars? Jennifer Niven’s new book All the Bright Places. Learn why at this event.

bostonJanuary 12, 7pm, @ A Great Good Place for Books
Before the movie comes out, meet the author of Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, And The Battle For The American Dream, an inspirational true story about an unlikely group of teenagers who formed a robotics team and overcame the odds to go to a national competition. Joshua Davis will be on hand to tell you more about the book and answer your questions.

January 15, 7:30pm, @ Kepler’s
Popular author Anita Diamant will visit to promote her latest novel, The Boston Girl, a historical fiction about a young girl growing up in a working-class family in Boston at the turn of the twentieth century.

January 28, 7pm, @ Books Inc – Opera Plaza
Dystopian fiction fanatics should get to this event to see Joelle Charbonneau, author of the popular The Testing trilogy. Did you know it’s in development to become a movie?

January 29, 6pm, at Book Passage – San Francisco
Do you love Laura Ingalls Wilder? Do you love nostalgia? Do you love mysteries? If so, you’ll want to learn about Bich Minh Nguyen’s Pioneer Girl, a mystery about the origins of the Little House series. Nguyen will appear alongside Yiyun Li, promoting her latest book Kinder Than Solitude.

1402928540000-The-Fairest-coverFebruary 3, 7pm, @ Kepler’s
You know you are excited for the next book in the Lunar Chronicles. What started with Cinder has continued on with retellings of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel. The fourth book in the series, Fairest, is a prequel starring Queen Levana. Don’t miss this chance to meet author Marissa Meyer! (This is a ticketed event starting at $15.)

February 9, 7pm, @ Books Inc – Opera Plaza
Aspiring graphic novelists, whether artists or writers, cannot miss the chance to meet Scott McCloud, popular author and comics expert.

February 10, 7:30pm, @ Nourse Theater
Popular funnyman Daniel Handler (otherwise known as Lemony Snicket) will appear in the City Arts and Lectures series to talk about his life, career, and probably his recent scandal at the National Book Awards. (This is a ticketed event benefiting 826 Valencia. Tickets start at $27.)

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby

February 11, 7:30pm, @ Nourse Theater
If you love the witty, pop culture-infused fiction or essays of Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, A Long Way Down, The Polysyllabic Spree, Fever Pitch), you won’t want to miss his appearance at City Arts and Lectures. (This is a ticketed event starting at $27.)

February 12, 7pm, @ A Great Good Place for Books
So why do you love to read? Wendy Lesser will tell you why. Her book, Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books, was released last year, and she’ll appear at the bookstore to read from it and answer questions.

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson

February 15, 6pm, @ Books Inc – Opera Plaza
Whether you like snarky realistic fiction or chilling supernatural mysteries, you’ve probably heard of Maureen Johnson. She’ll be visiting the Bay Area to celebrate the release of The Shadow Cabinet, the final installment in her Shades of London series.

February 19, 7:30, @ The Booksmith
If you like the supernatural and literary short stories of Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners), you’ll have to get to this event to celebrate the release of her latest book, Get in Trouble, another short story collection.

February 26, 7pm, @ Kepler’s
Popular author Pam Muñoz Ryan (Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi Leon) finally has a new book coming out! She will visit the bookstore to celebrate the release of Echo, a story of an epic quest.

If you attend a local literary event, let us know about it! We’d love to publish your writeup of the event on the library website!

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