The Deschutes Public Library Foundation has announced the lineup for the second installment of its Author! Author! series, which brings top authors to Bend for discussions of their works, literature and the writing process.
Science writer Rebecca Skloot, whose 2010 book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” reached No. 1 on the New York Times best-sellers list, is first up in the series, appearing at 7 p.m. Nov. 14.
Sherman Alexie is next, at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Alexie is the author of several books, including the 2007 National Book Award winner for Young People’s Literature, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Alexie is the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award and the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.
Cheryl Strayed will speak at 4 p.m. March 16. Author of No. 1 New York Times best-sellers “Wild” and “Tiny Beautiful Things,” and the novel “Torch,” Strayed also won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indie Choice Award, an Oregon Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and a Midwest Booksellers Choice Award.
Geraldine Brooks will appear at 7 p.m. June 19. Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel “March.” Her most recent novel, “Caleb’s Crossing” (April 2012) was a New York Times best-seller. Other novels — “Year of Wonders” and “People of the Book” — are international best-sellers, translated into more than 25 languages.
All Author! Author! events take place at Bend High School, and all proceeds benefit the Deschutes Public Library system. General admission tickets are $20 per event or $70 for the entire series. Preferred seating tickets are $75 per event or $260 for entire series.