February 23, 2012
Lest you forget how contemporary and high-profile Philadelphia’s Free Library system is, striking down any reputation of mustiness or outdatedness, we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of the coolest names coming to town for the library’s Spring 2012 Author Event Series.
Check out the lineup:
• February 28: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Studies at Harvard. He’s the author of numerous works of criticism, including The Signifying Monkey, winner of the American Book Award.
• March 5: Jodi Picoult. Book Club Queen Picoult is known for her fictional page-turners that plumb hot-button topics ranging from teenage suicide and stem cell research to date rape and school shootings. She is the author of 18 novels, including five #1 New York Times bestsellers.
• March 8: Jonathan Safran Foer. Foer became a certified literary wunderkind at the age of 25 with his debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated.
• March 15: Elaine Pagels. Pagels exploded the myth of the early Christian Church as a unified movement in her 1979 book The Gnostic Gospels, which won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award, and was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best books of the 20th century (!!).
View the full list online.
Spring 2012 Author Event Series [Free Library]