Reads Like Fiction: Nonfiction You Can't Put Down

Sat., June 23
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Morial Convention Center, 286-287

This panel will focus on compelling stories about real life events  Featured authors will be Sarah Weinman, Anne Boyd Rioux, Eugenia Cheng, Nicole Chung, and Kelly Jensen. A book signing will follow. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Sarah Weinman

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World, Ecco/HarperCollins  
Sept. 2018; $27.99; 978-0-0626-6192-0      

Sarah Weinman is the editor of Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s and Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives. She covers book publishing for Publishers Marketplace, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, New Republic, The Guardian, and Buzzfeed, among other outlets. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Anne Boyd Rioux (photo credit: Jennifer Zdon)Anne Boyd Rioux

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters, W. W. Norton & Co.
Aug. 2018; $27.95; 978-0-393-25473-0                                         

Anne Boyd Rioux has received two National Endowment for the Humanities Awards. In addition to Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters, she wrote Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist and edited Miss Grief and Other Stories. She teaches at the University of New Orleans where she currently resides.

Eugenia ChengEugenia Cheng    

The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Basic Books/Hachette                                                     
Sept. 2018; $27.00; 978-1-5416-7250-5

Eugenia Cheng is tenured in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. She has previously been on the mathematics faculty at the University of Chicago and is the Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the math columnist at the Wall Street Journal. Eugenia lives in Chicago.



Nicole ChungNicole Chung      

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir, Catapult/Ingram                    
Oct. 2018; $26.00; 978-1-9367-8797-5        

Nicole Chung has written for The New York Times, GQ, Longreads, BuzzFeed, Hazlitt, and Shondaland, among other publications. She is Catapult magazine's editor-in-chief and the former managing editor of The Toast. All You Can Ever Know is her first book.                       



Kelly JensenKelly Jensen

(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health (editor), Algonquin Young Readers/Workman    
Oct. 2018; $16.95; 978-1-61620-781-6

Kelly Jensen is a former librarian-turned-editor for Book Riot and Stacked. She’s the author of It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader. She loves black licorice and debating genre.