Friday, May 30: Thurber House Presents Steve Berry

There is still a chance to hear bestselling novelist Steve Berry this Friday, May 30.  The author of The Lincoln Myth is coming to Columbus for a special Thurber House event.  Unfortunately, the reception and master class workshop are sold out.  But you can still hear Berry read from his latest novel on Friday.  Like all the cool kids, I will be there.

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Who: Steve Berry, author of The Lincoln Myth
When: Friday, May 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Who is this Steve Berry you ask?

Steve_Berry_webSteve Berry is the international bestselling author of thrillers with a historic twist; he has 15 million books in print in 40 languages and 51 countries. He is also deeply committed to the preservation of historic buildings—like Thurber House.

His ninth Cotton Malone adventure, The Lincoln Myth, was published on May 20. This time Malone gets involved in a flaw in the U.S. Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and an explosive political issue.

Friday, May 30: Thurber House Presents Steve Berry

There is still a chance to hear bestselling novelist Steve Berry this Friday, May 30.  The author of The Lincoln Myth is coming to Columbus for a special Thurber House event.  Unfortunately, the reception and master class workshop are sold out.  But you can still hear Berry read from his latest novel on Friday.  Like all the cool kids, I will be there.

Details
Who: Steve Berry, author of The Lincoln Myth
When: Friday, May 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Who is this Steve Berry you ask?

Steve_Berry_webSteve Berry is the international bestselling author of thrillers with a historic twist; he has 15 million books in print in 40 languages and 51 countries. He is also deeply committed to the preservation of historic buildings—like Thurber House.

His ninth Cotton Malone adventure, The Lincoln Myth, was published on May 20. This time Malone gets involved in a flaw in the U.S. Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and an explosive political issue.

Sharon Short at The Thurber House July 10

For anyone in the Central Ohio Area be sure to check out the latest Summer Literary Picnic event:

Who: Sharon Short

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Cost: $30 for Dinner and Reading; $15 for Reading Only

Sharon Short:

For more than ten years, Sharon Short wrote “Sanity Check,” a column in the Dayton Daily News, covering a variety of subjects like ‘The Dog Ate My Lipstick’ or ‘Love Is a Duct Tape Purse’ – all reflecting Short’s philosophy in life: we all goof up at one time or another, so let’s deal with it with humor. The result became Sanity Check, a warm and delightful collection of these columns.  The director of the renowned Antioch Writers’ Workshop in Yellow Springs just had her first novel published, My One Square Inch of Alaska.

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Chris Pavone coming to Thurber House Evening with Authors Series January 30

Announcement for the Central Ohio folks: Chris Pavone, author of The Expats, will be at Thurber’s Evening with Authors event:

Who: Chris Pavone
When: Wednesday, Jan. 30
Where: Columbus Museum of Art

What is this Evening with Authors, you ask. Answer:

At Thurber House‘s Evenings with Authors events, nationally-known writers read and discuss their most recent books. Past authors include: Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline, Lee Child, Adriana Trigiani, among many others. Each author gives a 45-minute reading, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. A book signing and reception close the event.

All events begin at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students in advance, and can be purchased online at www.thurberhouse.org. Additionally, full-series and mini-series of tickets are available.

Who is Chris Pavone?

expats coverChris Pavone worked at a number of publishing houses for two decades before writing his debut novel, The Expats. Published in early 2012, the book received critical acclaim and soon became a New York Times bestseller. Now, The Expats has been published in 15 languages on five continents, and is being developed for film.

The book tells the story of Kate Moore, a working mother who struggles to make ends meet and to hide a massive secret from her family and friends. When her husband takes a job in Luxembourg, Kate decides to leave her old double life behind and reinvent herself as an expat. Soon, she learns that another American couple she has met in Luxembourg is not who they say they are – and she begins to unravel the layers of deception surrounding her life. Kate works to discover the truth behind the shell corporations and fake offices she has found, before a mysterious enemy can destroy her and her family.

 

More information on the 2013 Winter/Spring events after the break.

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Tim Dorsey, author of Pineapple Grenade, in Columbus February 22

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
What: Pineapple Grenade is Tim Dorsey’s fifteenth novel, featuring Serge Storms, the hero of Dorsey’s stories, and the series of events he finds himself in, including getting involved with Homeland Security, umbrella drinks, a dictator, murder and madcap adventure in Dorsey’s favorite turf: Florida. Evenings with Authors is an opportunity for the audience to hear an author from his/her recent work, engage in a Q&A and meet and greet with the author after the event.
Tickets: $20 for adults, and $18 for students and seniors in advance, and can be purchased online, in person at Thurber House, via telephone at 614-464-1032 and at the door

Tim Dorsey, author of Pineapple Grenade, in Columbus February 22

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
What: Pineapple Grenade is Tim Dorsey’s fifteenth novel, featuring Serge Storms, the hero of Dorsey’s stories, and the series of events he finds himself in, including getting involved with Homeland Security, umbrella drinks, a dictator, murder and madcap adventure in Dorsey’s favorite turf: Florida. Evenings with Authors is an opportunity for the audience to hear an author from his/her recent work, engage in a Q&A and meet and greet with the author after the event.
Tickets: $20 for adults, and $18 for students and seniors in advance, and can be purchased online, in person at Thurber House, via telephone at 614-464-1032 and at the door

Swamplandia! author Karen Russell in Columbus November 3

Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!, is the final author in The Thurber House’s Evenings with Authors Fall series:

Thursday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus Performing Arts Center
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215

The accolades for this debut novel catapulted it to the top of bestseller lists from coast to coast. Recipient of the National Book Foundations 5 Under 35 Award; featured in The New Yorker’s list of “20 under 40 Authors to Watch”; nominated for the Orange Prize, Karen Russell’s stellar talent leaves others breathless in her wake. Swamplandia! is a rundown tourist attraction in the Everglades of Florida, owned by a clan of alligator wrestlers. To reveal more would be to rob the reader of the experience of getting to know the BigTree family, each of them vivid and exuberantly rendered characters set in an equally vivid and exuberant story.

Russell was recently named the recipient of the Mary Ellen von der Heyden Berlin Prize and Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin for Spring 2012, she is currently writer-in-residence at Bard College in upstate New York. Swamplandia! was just optioned by HBO for a half hour series produced by Scott Rudin, who worked on The Social Network feature film.