Event Code: UNI3
Monday, June 24, 2-4 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Marquis Ballroom Salon 1-5
Tickets are $60 in advance ($55 United for Libraries personal members) or $65 onsite (if available).
Kate Elizabeth Russell, Megan Angelo, Karl Marlantes, Gabriel Bump, Kiley Reid, and Erin Morgenstern will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming book at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Raise a glass to celebrate these bestselling writers – festive beverages and light snacks wll be served. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the Baker & Taylor Awards during this event.
Such a Fun Age, Putnam/Penguin Random House
Kiley Reid is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship. Her short stories have been featured and are forthcoming in Ploughshares, December, New South, and other literary journals and publications.
Kate Elizabeth Russell
My Dark Vanessa, William Morrow/HarperCollins
Kate Elizabeth Russell is a writer and teacher living in Madison, Wisconsin. Her debut novel, My Dark Vanessa, is forthcoming from William Morrow (US), 4th Estate (UK), and will be translated into over twenty languages. Originally from eastern Maine, she earned a BFA at University of Maine at Farmington, an MFA from Indiana University, and a PhD from the University of Kansas.
Megan Angelo grew up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Villanova University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Elle, among other publications. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family. Followers is her first novel.
A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Karl Marlantes served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Matterhorn, which won numerous prizes, including the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and the 2011 Indies’ Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year, He is also the author of the highly acclaimed nonfiction book What It Is Like to Go to War.
Gabriel Bump is from South Shore, Chicago. His nonfiction and fiction has appeared in Slam magazine, Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, and other publications. He was awarded the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award in Fiction. He received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He lives in Buffalo, New York.
Erin Morgenstern is the author of The Night Circus, a number-one national best seller that has been sold around the world and translated into thirty-seven languages. She has a degree in theater from Smith College and lives in Massachusetts.