Author! Author! Literary Series

Author! Author! Now in its fourth year, Author! Author! is the Deschutes Public Library Foundation's visiting author literary series.

Author! Author! brings our country's top authors to Bend for a lively discussion of the author's current works, literature and writing process. All proceeds benefit the Deschutes Public Library. Thank you for your support!


The Worst Hard Time tickets Timothy Egan
Thursday, October 1, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Bend High

Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and National Book Award winning author of seven books, most recently Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, named Best of the Month by His book on the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won a National Book Award for nonfiction and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice, a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington State Book Award winner, and a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book. Egan writes a weekly column, "Opinionator," for the New York Times.

Special Event

Miracle at St. Anna tickets James McBride and the Good Lord Bird Band
November 8, 2015
4:00 p.m.
Bend High

McBride is an author, musician and screenwriter. His landmark memoir, The Color of Water, rested on the New York Times bestseller list for two years. His debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna, was translated into a major motion picture directed by American film icon Spike Lee and released in September 2008. His latest novel The Good Lord Bird, about American revolutionary John Brown, is the winner of the 2013 National Book Award for fiction. McBride is touring with the “Good Lord Bird Band” and will perform at Bend High on Sunday, November 8.

Eat, Pray, Love tickets Elizabeth Gilbert
November 13, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Bend High

Gilbert is the author of Eat Pray Love, The Signature of All Things, Committed, Stern Men, The Last American Man and her most recent book, Big Magic, released September 2015. She has been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Gilbert is best known for her 2006 memoir Eat Pray Love. The book was an international bestseller, translated into more than 30 languages and has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan tickets Lisa See
February 25, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Bend High

See is the author of the New York Times bestseller Snow Flower and the Secret Fan which became a film in 2011. Her books include On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family, Flower Net, The Interior, Dragon Bones, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy and her latest novel, China Dolls, released in June 2014. Both Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan received honorable mentions from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature.

The Dovekeepers tickets Alice Hoffman
May 26, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Bend High

Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers, The Third Angel, Practical Magic, Here on Earth (a 1998 Oprah Book Club selection) and many other titles. Several of her books have been adapted into films, including Practical Magic and Aquamarine. Her 2011 bestseller, The Dovekeepers, is an epic tale that recounts the fall of Masada and was adapted into a 2015 CBS mini-series. Released in 2014, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, became an instant New York Times bestseller. Hoffman has two new novels due in 2015; the just released Nightbird for middle-grade readers and The Marriage of Opposites soon to be released in August.

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The Library Foundation will gift 200 seats to area high schools for students to attend the four author presentations.


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Last modified on Thursday, October 29, 2015