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.

Tess Gerritsen in Columbus tomorrow (July 12)

I am late getting to this but wanted to throw it out there in case anyone from Columbus or Central Ohio can make it:

A Publicity shot of Tess Gerritsen

Image via Wikipedia

Thurber House announces its first ever Special Summer Event featuring Tess Gerritsen, international bestselling author of the hugely popular Rizzoli & Isles suspense series. She will be reading at the Canzani Center on the campus of the Columbus College of Art & Design on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.

The Silent Girl is the brand new novel in the series featuring police detective Rizzoli and medical examiner Isles. The crime-fighting duo is the basis for the TV series, Rizzoli & Isles, entering its second season on TNT this summer. The Silent Girl is Gerritsen at the top of her form with crisp writing and an edgy plot that takes place in Boston’s Chinatown.

The New York Times bestselling author’s books have received numerous awards, been translated into 37 languages, and have sold 20 million copies world-wide.

Tickets for this event are $15 and are buy one, get one free! To redeem this special offer call Thurber House at 614-464-1032 ext. 11.

Tess Gerritsen in Columbus tomorrow (July 12)

I am late getting to this but wanted to throw it out there in case anyone from Columbus or Central Ohio can make it:

A Publicity shot of Tess Gerritsen

Image via Wikipedia

Thurber House announces its first ever Special Summer Event featuring Tess Gerritsen, international bestselling author of the hugely popular Rizzoli & Isles suspense series. She will be reading at the Canzani Center on the campus of the Columbus College of Art & Design on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.

The Silent Girl is the brand new novel in the series featuring police detective Rizzoli and medical examiner Isles. The crime-fighting duo is the basis for the TV series, Rizzoli & Isles, entering its second season on TNT this summer. The Silent Girl is Gerritsen at the top of her form with crisp writing and an edgy plot that takes place in Boston’s Chinatown.

The New York Times bestselling author’s books have received numerous awards, been translated into 37 languages, and have sold 20 million copies world-wide.

Tickets for this event are $15 and are buy one, get one free! To redeem this special offer call Thurber House at 614-464-1032 ext. 11.