Crossing Over: Adult Lit with YA Appeal

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

Join United for Libraries for a great opportunity to hear about books that appeal to a wide age range – perfect for those who sponsor parent-teen book clubs! Featured authors will be Jeffrey Cranor, Camille Bordas, Benjamin Percy, Christopher Meades, and Mort Castle A book signing will follow. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Jeffrey Cranor (photo credit: Nina Subin)Jeffrey Cranor

It Devours! A Welcome to Night Vale Novel, Harper Perennial/HarperCollins
Oct. 2017; $21.99; 9780062476050

Jeffrey Cranor co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wire podcasts. He also co-creates theater and dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney. They live in New York.





Camille Bordas (photo credit: Clayton Hauck)Camille Bordas

How to Behave in a Crowd, Tim Duggan Books/Penguin Random House
Aug. 2017; $26; 9780451497543

Camille Bordas is the author of two previous novels in French, Les Treize Desserts and Partie Commune. She grew up in Paris and Mexico City and now lives in Chicago.

Benjamin Percy Benjamin Percy

The Dark Net, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Aug. 2017; $26; 9780544750333

Benjamin Percy has won a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of the novels The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding, and two short story collections, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. He lives in Minnesota with his family.



Christopher MeadesChristopher Meades

Hanna Who Fell From the Sky, Park Row Books/Harlequin
Sept. 2017; $24.99; 9780778328735

Christopher Meades is a Vancouver author whose novel The Last Hiccup won the 2013 Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. His first novel, The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark, was released by ECW Press in 2010. His story "The Walking Lady" won the 2009 Toyon Fiction Prize.




Mort CastleMort Castle

New Moon on the Water, Dark Regions Press
Aug. 2012; $24.95; 9781937128395

Mort Castle is a three time winner of the Bram Stoker Award. In 2000, he was named "One of 21 Leaders in the Arts in Chicago's Southland" by the Sun-Times Newspaper Group. He teaches in the Creative Writing Dept. of Columbia College Chicago.