Ethan Hawke on Libraries: "One of the most beautiful institutions that mankind has ever created"

Actor, director, writer, and all-around renaissance man, Ethan Hawke, took time out of his busy schedule to share this important message about the value of libraries, "one of the most beautiful institutions that mankind has ever created."

Hawke will speak at the upcoming ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting & Exhibits on Saturday, January 23. His latest novel, A Bright Ray of Darkness, will be published in February. Where does he find the time?

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Book cover: A Bright Ray of DarknessAbout A Bright Ray of Darkness

The first novel in nearly twenty years from the acclaimed actor/writer/director is a book about art and love, fame and heartbreak–a blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut in Henry IV just as his marriage implodes.

A bracing meditation on fame and celebrity, and the redemptive, healing power of art; a portrait of the ravages of disappointment and divorce; a poignant consideration of the rites of fatherhood and manhood; a novel soaked in rage and sex, longing and despair; and a passionate love letter to the world of theater, A Bright Ray of Darkness showcases Ethan Hawke’s gifts as a novelist as never before.

A Bright Ray of Darkness will be available on February from Penguin Random House.