Julia Quinn, famed romance author to speak at RUSA's Literary Tastes at Annual Conference

CHICAGO—Famed romance author, Julia Quinn, (Because of Miss Bridgerton, HarperCollins) is slated to speak at this year’s Literary Tastes event at ALA’s Annual Conference in June. Literary Tastes, celebrating the best reading of the year, is one of the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) most popular events featuring award winning authors from the 2017 Book and Media Awards program. Because of Miss Bridgerton (narrated by Rosalyn Landor, HarperAudio/Blackstone Audio) was chosen as one of 2017’s Listen List titles for outstanding audiobook narration.

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.

Book signings immediately following the event and light refreshments will be served. This event is free for all ALA Annual Conference attendees and takes place on Sunday, June 25, 8-10am (location TBD). Additional speakers include Gregg Hurwitz (author of Orphan X, Macmillan) and award-winning narrator and actor, Dion Graham (narrator of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,  Penguin Random House). 

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more about the association at rusa.ala.org/update

Leighann Wood
Sr. Program Officer
Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
HarperCollins Publishers
Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association
lwood@ala.org
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)