Author Events

Rakesh SatyalOut and Proud: LGBTQ Literature

cosponsored with GLBTRT
Sat., June 24
10:30-11:30 a.m.
McCormick Place West, W190a
 

featuring Eileen Myles, Rakesh Satyal (left), Joseph Cassara, and Sophie Yanow

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey CranorCrossing Over: Adult Lit with YA Appeal

Sun., June 25
8:30-10 a.m.
McCormick Place West, W185a


featuring Jeffrey Cranor (left), Camille Bordas, Benjamin Percy, Christopher Meades, and Mort Castle

 

 

 

 

 

Devin MurphyFirst Author, First Book

Sun., June 25
3-4 p.m.
McCormick Place West, W196c

featuring Emil Ferris, C. Morgan Babst, Devin Murphy (left), Sarah Shoemaker, and Gregory Scott Katsoulis

 

 

 

 

 

Susanna Calkins It's a Mystery to Me: Crime Fighting Authors

Mon., June 26
10:30-11:30 a.m.
McCormick Place West, W184a



featuring Scott Turow, Kate White, Brian Pinkerton, Diane Vallere, and Susanna Calkins (left)

 

 

 

 

 

Paula PoundstoneThe Laugh's On Us, sponsored by Ingram Content Group

Sun., June 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hilton Chicago, International South
Advance tickets cost $60, $55 United for Libraries personal members; on-site tickets cost $65 (if available).
Event code: UNI2

Paula Poundstone (left) will headline this event which will also feature Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella, James Breakwell, and David Litt.
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Jonathan Safran Foer (photo credit: Jeff Mermelstein)Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Mon., June 26
2-4 p.m.
McCormick Place West, S103
Advance tickets cost $60, $55 United for Libraries personal members; on-site tickets cost $65 (if available).
Event code: UNI1

Bestselling writers Jonathan Safran Foer (left), Allison Pataki, Elly Griffiths, Brianna Wolfson, A.J. Finn, and Celeste Ng will dscuss their forthcoming books.

 

 

 

 

Andy WeirUnited for Libraries President's Program: Andy Weir (Auditorium Speaker Series)

Mon., June 26
8:30-9:30 a.m.
McCormick Place West, W375B/Skyline Ballroom

Join United for Libraries President Susan Schmidt for a talk and signing by Andy Weir. Weir built a career as a software engineer until the success of his debut novel, The Martian, allowed him to write full time. He is devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He lives in California.