Check Out These United for Libraries Author Events at ALA: Six Events, 34 Authors

Last week, I told you about United for Libraries’ terrific author panels at ALA: Crossing Over: Teen Books for Everyone!, Quirky Books for Quirkier Librarians, Shoot Between the Lines: Mystery Writers Reveal All, and First Author, First Book. That’s 22 authors on four panels in two days, and I’m reading every title. I can currently recommend that you pick up Matthew Guinn’s The Resurrectionist, a debut novel that limns racial wrongs just brought to light, John Dufresne’s No Regrets, Coyote, a really witty thriller that sobers up in the end, and sf great John Scalzi’s The Human Division. In addition, let me remind you of two other United for Libraries author events, both ticketed. The Laugh’s on Us again features Paula Poundstone, along with funny authors Selena Coppock, Nicole Knepper, Sara Levine, Ross Mathews, and Paul Rudnick. At the Gala Author Tea, you get to sit down with Melanie Benjamin, Mark Billingham, Jeffrey Deaver, Wally Lamb, and Jojo Moyes. That’s 12 more authors. Enjoy.












Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle.