Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year

Sunday, June 30, 2013 -
8:00am to 10:00am

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Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. All Annual Conference registrants are invited to participate in this conference program.

**This program was selected as a Library Journal "top pick" for Annual Conference!**

This year's presenting authors:
==Peter Heller, author of 2013 RUSA Notable Book “The Dog Stars” (Knopf).
==Jonathan Tropper, author of 2013 RUSA Notable Book “One Last Thing Before I Go” (Dutton)
==Matti Friedman, author of “The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible” (Algonquin), winner of the 2013 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature
==Lyndsay Faye, author of “The Gods of Gotham” (Putnam), the top pick for The Reading List’s Mystery category in 2013

Authors will sign books following the presentation, which begins at 8:00am on Sunday, June 30.

Read more about these authors at the RUSA blog:

You can bookend your day with fantastic authors by attending the Literary Tastes event in the morning, then celebrating the winners of the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction at our announcement event and reception on Sunday evening, co-sponsored by RUSA and Booklist. Get event details:

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Friday, May 31, 2013 - 8:55am CDT
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Looking forward to attending.  Must I be in line at 6:00 AM to get in???  Have loved this event forever.  Thank you for hosting it again.

Hi Jeanne! 

We're glad you can make it! Since we are not offering breakfast anymore, you don't need to be in line as early as you have in the past. I think arriving around 7:45a will be fine. Basically getting in early enough to find a good seat. 

Looking forward to it! :)