For immediate release | November 1, 2013

Matthew Quick, 'Silver Linings Playbook' author, introduces 'Girlbrarian' at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- “Hello, Librarians—it’s me, Matthew Quick . . .” In this short video, the bestselling author (also known simply as Q) of “The Silver Linings Playbook,” thanks librarians for “all that you do for the community” and talks about his next book in which he introduces a “Girlbrarian.” But Midwinter Attendees can go one better than YouTube — they can hear Quick live when he appears as an Auditorium Speaker from 1 - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.

“The Silver Linings Playbook,” Quick’s debut novel and a New York Times bestseller, has more than a half million copies in trade paperback and e-book and was adapted into a blockbuster film nominated for eight Academy Awards, four Golden Globes and four Screen Actor Guild Awards. He is also the author of the YA novels “Sorta Like a Rock Star,” “Boy 21” and “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.” Quick’s work has been translated into more than 20 languages and his accolades include a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention.

Quick’s upcoming novel, “The Good Luck of Right Now,” (Feb. 2014, HarperCollins) offers a funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, acceptance, Richard Gere and a “Girlbrarian:” “For 38 years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. . . . How does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass and the library learn how to fly? Bartholomew thinks he’s found a clue when he discovers a ‘Free Tibet’ letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother’s underwear drawer.” (It’s no wonder that Dreamworks has already optioned the film rights.)

Quick’s appearance is sponsored by HarperCollins.

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