Popular thriller author, Gregg Hurwitz to speak at RUSA's Literary Tastes at Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/24/2017


Leighann Wood

Sr. Program Officer

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


CHICAGO— Gregg Hurwitz, famed author of Orphan X (Minotaur, an imprint of Macmillan) and many other thriller titles, is slated to speak at RUSA's Literary Tastes author panel in June at the ALA Annual Conference in ChicagoOrphan X was selected as the Adrenaline category winner for the Reading List, an annual Best of List comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

In "Orphan X", Evan Smoak was trained from childhood to be a lethal, efficient assassin, and provided with the skills and equipment to survive a variety of difficult missions. He was the best at what he did–until he used his skills to escape from the program. Now someone from his past has tracked him down, and Evan must figure out who is after him and what they want before it’s too late. -- RUSA's Reading List Council.

Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year, is one of RUSA’s favorite annual conference traditions featuring authors from RUSA’s book awards and best of lists for adults. Book signings immediately following the event and light refreshments will be served. This event is free for all ALA Annual Conference attendees and takes place on Sunday, June 25, 8-10am (location TBD).

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more about the association at rusa.ala.org/update.