Emily St. John Mandel joins lineup for Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/27/2014


Jillian Kalonick

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries


PHILADELPHIA —  Emily St. John Mandel will join the lineup of authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  

Emily St. John Mandel (“Station Eleven,” Knopf/Random House) was born in British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of three previous novels – “Last Night in Montreal,” “The Singer's Gun” and “The Lola Quartet” — all of which were Indie Next picks. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including “The Best American Mystery Stories 2013.” She lives in New York City with her husband.

The Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, will also feature Heather Gudenkauf, author of the bestselling “The Weight of Silence” and the forthcoming “Little Mercies” (MIRA/Harlequin); Laurie R. King, Edgar Award-winning author of the Kate Martinelli novels and the acclaimed Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mysteries; Jean Kwok (“Mambo in Chinatown, Riverhead/Penguin), whose bestselling debut novel “Girl in Translation” has been assigned in colleges and high schools across the country, and James Rollins (“The 6th Extinction,” William Morrow/HarperCollins), whose bestselling international thrillers have been translated into more than 40 languages.

Authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing (with complimentary ARCs and books) will follow.

Advance tickets to the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, cost $55, $49 for United for Libraries division members. Onsite tickets cost $60, if available. Advance purchase is recommended. The event will be held at the Las Vegas Hotel, Pavilion 02 & 03. Event code: UNI2.

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