Book Expo America

Book Expo AmericaBook Expo America (BEA) will be held May 29-31 2014, at the Javits Center in New York, N.Y.

BEA is offering a special $119 advance registration rate to United for Libraries members through May 15, 2014 (register as nonprofits and associations). Register



Journey of a Book: From Writer to Reader
Fri., May 30, 2014
1 p.m.
Room 1E16


Lin EngerJoin Lin Enger, author of the forthcoming historical novel The High Divide, his editor Kathy Pories, and his agent P.J. Mark as they discuss the path a book takes - in this case, a work of historical fiction - from the writer's inspiration to the final step of getting it into the reader's hands. Moderating will be Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. 

Enger is an Iowa Workshop graduate, author of the novel Undiscovered Country, and the recipient of a James Michener Award and a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship. His short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Ascent, Great River Review, American Fiction, and other journals. He teaches at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

Kathy Pories has been a Senior Editor at Algonquin Books for 17 years. She acquires literary fiction and narrative nonfiction; was for many years the series editor of New Stories from the South; and has been the editor for the last four Bellwether Prize winners. Authors she has worked with include: Rebecca Lee, Michael Parker, Robert Olmstead, Lauren Grodstein, Stacey D'Erasmo, Hillary Jordan, Heidi Durrow, Gabrielle Zevin, Bill Roorbach, and others. She received her Ph.D. in English literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Presented by Algonquin and United for Libraries.

Visit United for Libraries at BEA at booth 2366.