Six popular authors, each of whom has spent time on the New York Times bestseller list, will be appearing at the Louisville Free Public Library in the coming months. Chris Tomlinson, Gail Sheehy, Steven Johnson, Dan Jones, Azar Nafisi, and Jonathan Eig each have new books coming out this fall.
The events, all at the Main Library, are free for attendees to come and meet the authors, but advance tickets are required. Visit the LPFL Events page for ticket information. The series begins on September 10th with Chris Tomlinson and continues through early November.
Chris Tomlinson – Appearing Wednesday, September 10, 7 p.m
Join author, journalist, and filmmaker Chris Tomlinson for a discussion of his latest book Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families who Share the Tomlinson Name—One White, One Black.
Gail Sheehy – Appearing Tuesday, October 14, 7 p.m.
World-renowned journalist Gail Sheehy will discuss her latest memoir Daring: My Passages. The book chronicles her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s to one of the premier political profilers of today.
Steven Johnson – Appearing Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m.
Steven Johnson is best known for writing about innovations, ideas, and culture. His new book How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World celebrates the history and power of great ideas. A six-part series of the same name will air on PBS during his visit at LFPL.
Dan Jones – Appearing Monday, October 27, 7 p.m.
Are you obsessed with Game of Thrones, fascinated by British royal history, or really into medieval warfare? Then join historian, journalist, and New York Times-bestselling author Dan Jones for a discussion of his latest book The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors.
Azar Nafisi – Appearing Tuesday, November 4, 7 p.m.
Azar Nafisi is the bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. Join her for a discussion of her latest book The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books at the Main Library.
Jonathan Eig – Appearing Tuesday, November 11, 7 p.m.
The birth-control pill has been called one of the most influential – if not controversial – inventions of the twentieth century. Bestselling author and popular historian Jonathan Eig explores this unlikely creation in his latest book The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution.