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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They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? – Christopher Buckley to speak in Columbus

In what is either a master marketing plan or a rather bizarre stroke of luck Christopher Buckley has a new book out with the title They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? just as the subject of dogs as a meal became a subject in the presidential race and lit up social media.

As luck would have it, if you live in Central Ohio you have the chance to hear Mr. Buckley talk about his new book thanks to the folks at the Thurber House:

What: Thurber House‘s May Special Event featuring Christopher Buckley, author of They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?

When: Wednesday, May 16; A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception will be held from 5:30-6:45 p.m., followed by the reading at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Columbus Museum of Art

Details: A past Thurber Prize for American Humor award winner, Buckley is one of the most beloved political satirists writing today. In his brand new novel, They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?, a Washington lobbyist and his attractive female aid are determined to gain Congressional approval for a top secret weapons system. In order to get passage for this, they start a rumor that the Chinese secret service has plans to assassinate the Dalai Lama … the result: a series of crises taking the Chinese and the United States to the precipice of war.

More details available here.

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.

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.