For immediate release | December 2, 2013

Greenway and Zevin added to Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA — Alice Greenway and Gabrielle Zevin have been added to the line-up for United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Greenway and Zevin will join Lisa Scottoline, Sue Monk Kidd, Laura Lippman and Cristina Henriquez in discussing their writing lives and forthcoming books.

Alice Greenway divides her time between the United States and Britain. Her first novel, “White Ghost Girls,” set in Hong Kong in the 1960s, won the Los Angeles Times Award for First Fiction and was on the Orange Prize longlist. She currently lives in Scotland.

Gabrielle Zevin has published six adult and young adult novels, including “Elsewhere,” an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, which has been translated in more than 20 languages. She is the screenwriter of “Conversations with Other Women” (starring Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart), for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. She has also written for the New York Times Book Review and NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Los Angeles.

The Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, will feature a light offering of tea, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweet treats. A book signing will follow, with most books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2013 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event.(For more information, visit

Advance tickets to the Gala Author Tea cost $55, $49 for United for Libraries division members. Onsite tickets cost $60, if available. Advance purchase is recommended. Event code: UFL1.

For more information on purchasing tickets and other United for Libraries events and meetings at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, or attending United for Libraries nonticketed programs, visit For information about registering for Midwinter, visit

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