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Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On December 13th, Anna Quindlen joins the National Writers ...

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of many novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last OneStill Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller’s Valley.

Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

 

Stephanie Foo for Alice Wong

Stephanie Foo for Alice Wong

(VIRTUAL EVENT) Author and podcaster Stephanie Foo joins the National Writers Series to talk about Alice Wong's ...

Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, editor, media maker, and consultant. Alice is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. She has been published in the New York Times, Vox, Radiolab, Bitch Media, Teen Vogue, and many others.

Currently, Alice is the editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people, and Disability Visibility: 17 First-Person Stories for Today, an adapted version for young adults. Her debut memoir, Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life will be available on September 6, 2022 from Vintage Books.

Stephanie Foo is the author of What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex TraumaShe has written for Vox, The New York Times and The Atlantic. She worked as a radio producer for This American Life and Snap Judgment, and her stories aired on Reply All, 99% Invisible, Radiolab.

A noted speaker and instructor, she has taught at Columbia University and has spoken at venues from Sundance Film Festival to the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman

(IN PERSON AT LARS HOCKSTAD AUDITORIUM & LIVESTREAMED) On September 29th, bestselling author Fredrik Backman ...

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.