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Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:30 pm
Friday, October 19, 2012, 11 am
One of today’s most celebrated authors, Salman Rushdie is widely known for the nine years he spent in hiding, forced underground when Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa. A brilliant provocateur, Rushdie has penned eleven novels, three works of non-fiction, a book of short stories, and now a highly anticipated memoir. A copy of Rushdie’s memoir, Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie, is included in the price of admission.
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 30, 2012, 11 am
A professor of French at Yale University and an acclaimed translator, Alice Kaplan has spent her life telling stories about France. From her memoir, French Lessons, to her stunning new triple biography, Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag and Angela Davis, Kaplan has become an international expert on French literature and culture.
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 15, 2013, 11 am
Labeled “the magazine’s only certifiable genius” by The New Yorker editor David Remnick, cartoonist Roz Chast has made a career of capsulizing in pen the everyday issues of our time. Along with more than 1,000 contributions to The New Yorker, Chast has also been published in nine book collections, most recently Theories of Everything, a twenty-five year retrospective.
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 12, 2013, 11 am
Dennis Lehane is a proven master of crime and literary fiction. Three of his New York Times bestselling books, Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and Mystic River, have been adapted into feature films. Lehane has won numerous awards, and in the words of a Kirkus reviewer, “knows every block of the neighborhood and every hair on his characters’ heads.” His latest mystery, Live by Night, hits bookstores in fall 2012.
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 17, 2013, 11 am
One of the first openly gay authors, Armistead Maupin has entertained millions, straight and gay, with his stories of swinging San Francisco. His groundbreaking Tales of the City series began as a column in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1976 and eventually grew into eight international bestselling novels, a television miniseries, a film and a musical. In a free-spirited talk, Maupin will reveal the real-life inspirations for his legendary series.