United for Libraries and Algonquin Books to present ‘Journey of a Book’ with Lin Enger at BEA

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/22/2014


Jillian Kalonick

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries


PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries and Algonquin Books will present “Journey of a Book: From Writer to Reader” at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 30 in Room 1E16 at Book Expo America.  

Join Lin Enger, author of the forthcoming historical novel “The High Divide," his editor Kathy Pories and his agent P.J. Mark as they discuss the path a book takes -- in this case, a work of historical fiction -- from the writer's inspiration to the final step of getting it into the reader's hands. Moderating will be Barbara Hoffert, editor of the Prepub Alert in “Library Journal.” 

Enger is an Iowa Workshop graduate, author of the novel “Undiscovered Country” and the recipient of a James Michener Award and a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship. His short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Ascent, American Fiction and other journals. He teaches at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

Kathy Pories has been a senior editor at Algonquin Books for 17 years. She acquires literary fiction and narrative nonfiction; was for many years the series editor of New Stories from the South and has been the editor for the last four Bellwether Prize winners. Authors she has worked with include: Rebecca Lee, Michael Parker, Robert Olmstead, Lauren Grodstein, Stacey D'Erasmo, Hillary Jordan, Heidi Durrow, Gabrielle Zevin, Bill Roorbach and others. She received her Ph.D. in English literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Librarians, educators, Friends of the Library, Trustees and Foundations are invited to attend Book Expo America, held May 28 to May 31 at the Javits Center in New York, for a special discounted rate of $119. This rate is valid through May 15, 2014.  To register, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/bea . Visit United for Libraries at BEA at booth 2366.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or jkalonick@ala.org.