Ken Follett • Sun, Oct 1, 2023

Ken Follett


Ken Follett is one of the world’s best-loved authors, selling more than 188 million copies of his 36 books. Follett’s first bestseller was “Eye of the Needle”, a spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989, “The Pillars of the Earth” was published and has since become Follett’s most popular novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick. Its sequels, “World Without End” and “A Column of Fire”, and prequel “The Evening and the Morning”, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors.

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Guest Host | Pat Livingston


Pat Livingston is the news director at Up North Live News, 7 & 4 News, and 29 & 8, a position he has held since March 2011. He started his career as an anchor/ reporter at the ABC affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio, interviewing John Glen, Alex Trebek, Roger Ailes, and Diane Sawyer, among many others. After 10 years on the air, Pat moved into management and has served as news director in Peoria, Illinois, Youngstown, Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, and Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Pat serves on the boards of Safe Harbor, the Women’s Resource Center and on the Community Corrections Advisory Committee for Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Antrim counties. He and his wife Tina live on Old Mission Peninsula with their 3 dogs and a cat named Stella.



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