April 2012

What’s New · Erik Larson Program at the Main Library

Erik Larson

As part of the Library’s 2012 Author Series, Erik Larson, author of three New York Times bestsellers, will discuss his work and career in the Main Library Reading Garden Lounge on Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. Following his presentation, Erik will take questions from the audience and sign books. Copies of all his books will be available for sale, courtesy of Joseph Beth Booksellers.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the The Friends of the Public Library and the Library Foundation.

About Erik Larson

Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, published in 1999, was a NYT bestseller, won the American Meteorology Society’s prestigious Louis J. Battan Author’s Award, and was described by the Washington Post as the “Jaws of hurricane yarns.”

cover of In the Garden of Beasts In the Garden of Beasts

Larson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Russian history, language and culture. He received a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. After a brief stint at the Bucks County Courier Times, Larson became a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, and later a contributing writer for Time Magazine. He has written articles for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and other publications. Larson lives in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.

Library Foundation Reception with Erik Larson

Erik Larson’s 2:00 p.m. talk is free and open to the public, but for those who would like a more personal experience with the author, The Library Foundation is hosting a special fundraising reception. It takes place prior to the public program from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the Huenefeld Tower Room (on the Main Library’s 3rd floor). Tickets are $100.00 and include lunch, a meet and greet with the author, an autographed copy of In The Garden of Beasts, and front row seating in the Reading Garden Lounge, where Erik will be discussing his novels. Reservations are limited. Please contact the Foundation Office by phone (513-369-4595) or email for questions and reservations.