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Susan Orlean, journalist and author of The Library Book, discussed her love of libraries, their importance in our society and what led her to write about the largest library fire in the history of United States at the Los Angeles Public Library.

Orlean, best known for her novel The Orchid Thief, was also a former writer for The New Yorker magazine and a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and Vogue magazines.

New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jones discussed her most recent novel An American Marriage which appeared on President Barack Obama’s summer reading list and was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Jones is an A. D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University and the Charles Howard Chandler Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University. Her other books include Silver Sparrow, The Untelling and Leaving Atlanta.

Julie Dao is the author of the “Rise of the Empress” series and Song of the Crimson Flower.

Dao, a Vietnamese American, studied medicine in college and came to realize blood and needles were her kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams.

Arapahoe Libraries and Greenwood Village teamed up to bring you The Village Read in August, a chance to connect with your community through the love of a good book. The selected book was Rush, a historical fiction novel by award-winning Colorado author and artist Jayme H. Mansfield.

New York Times best-selling author Brandon Mull introduced young readers to his latest novel, Dragonwatch, his long-awaited sequel to “Fablehaven.” Mull chatted about his writing process and lead a Q&A session. His works include the “Fablehaven,” “Beyonders” and “Five Kingdom” series.

Mull is passionate about igniting imagination through storytelling. His tales of epic adventure delight readers of all ages.

Camron Wright shared about his newest novel, The Other Side of the Bridge. This story intertwines two people with personal sorrows as they look to a forgotten journal, which holds the key to the truth.

Wright is also known for his others novels, including Letters for Emily, The Rent Collector and The Orphan Keeper.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

The award-winning journalist and former First Lady of Colorado introduced her powerful book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, which follows 22 teen immigrants and their first year at Denver's South High School.

Her first book, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post.

Author A. J. Finn’s debut thriller, The Woman in the Window, was one of 2018’s most buzzworthy books, with a major motion picture already in the works.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

Celebrated novelist and New York Times best-selling author and historian Philippa Gregory has written several works that have been adapted to film, including The Other Boleyn Girl. Gregory shared about her newest novel Tidelands, which is set in the 1600s during the English Civil War.

MADELINE MILLER

New York Times best-selling novelist Madeline Miller is a mastermind at weaving heroes from ancient tales into her page-turning suspense novels. Miller enchanted readers with her fresh take on Greek mythology in her latest release, Circe. The novel brings a new perspective to an epic adventure from a lesser known character in The Odyssey. Miller's first book, The Song of Achilles, is an intriguing re-telling of the Trojan War (and winner of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction).

New York Times best-selling author Nnedi Okorafor discussed her acclaimed novel, Who Fears Death, slated to be an HBO series.

Okorafor’s African-based science fiction and fantasy novels include the “Binti” trilogy and Akata Witch, plus several “Black Panther” Marvel comic books and a series featuring Black Panther’s sister Shuri.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

Laurie Halse Anderson shared about her popular young adult fiction, including her debut novel Speak which captures the emotional journey of an isolated teen navigating high school life.

Anderson's books have sold more than eight million copies. Anderson has won several international, national and state awards and has been recognized for her efforts in championing intellectual freedom and diversity in publishing.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, best-selling author and expert, discusses the future of programmable money. Check out some of his best-selling books.

If you missed the event check out the video!

Jamie Ford, author of the New York Times best-selling Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost, returned to Arapahoe Libraries to discuss his latest novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes.

Local Denver author Cynthia Swanson can’t wait to share her latest novel, The Glass Forest, with readers. Set in 1960's Wisconsin, this suspense read tells the story of a once-idyllic family whose life is changed forever with a single phone call. The self-described writer and interior designer’s first book, The Bookseller, has been slated for a movie featuring actress Julia Roberts.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

Young adult author Dhonielle Clayton is leaving her mark in the literary world through her advocacy of diversity in children’s books. Clayton, who leads the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books, draws writing inspiration from “things that bother her.” The Belles was motivated by her thoughts on the media’s influence over women’s body images.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

PREVIOUS AUTHOR VISITS

Susan Orlean, journalist and author of The Library Book, discussed her love of libraries, their importance in our society and what led her to write about the largest library fire in the history of United States at the Los Angeles Public Library. Orlean, best known for her novel The Orchid Thief, was also a former writer for The New Yorker magazine and a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and Vogue magazines.

New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jones discussed her most recent novel An American Marriage which appeared on President Barack Obama’s summer reading list and was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Jones is an A. D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University and the Charles Howard Chandler Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University. Her other books include Silver Sparrow, The Untelling and Leaving Atlanta.

Julie Dao is the author of the “Rise of the Empress” series and Song of the Crimson Flower. Dao, a Vietnamese American, studied medicine in college and came to realize blood and needles were her kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams.

Celebrated novelist and New York Times best-selling author and historian Philippa Gregory has written several works that have been adapted to film, including The Other Boleyn Girl. Gregory shared about her newest novel Tidelands, which is set in the 1600s during the English Civil War.

Arapahoe Libraries and Greenwood Village teamed up to bring you The Village Read in August, a chance to connect with your community through the love of a good book. The selected book was Rush, a historical fiction novel by award-winning Colorado author and artist Jayme H. Mansfield.

MADELINE MILLER

New York Times best-selling novelist Madeline Miller is a mastermind at weaving heroes from ancient tales into her page-turning suspense novels. Miller enchanted readers with her fresh take on Greek mythology and shared about her latest release, Circe. The novel brings a new perspective to an epic adventure from a lesser known character in The Odyssey. Miller's first book, The Song of Achilles, is an intriguing re-telling of the Trojan War and was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction.

New York Times best-selling author Brandon Mull introduced young readers to his latest novel, Dragonwatch, his long-awaited sequel to “Fablehaven.” Mull chatted about his writing process and lead a Q&A session. His works include the “Fablehaven,” “Beyonders” and “Five Kingdom” series. Mull is passionate about igniting imagination through storytelling. His tales of epic adventure delight readers of all ages.

New York Times best-selling author Nnedi Okorafor discussed her acclaimed novel, Who Fears Death, slated to be an HBO series. Okorafor’s African-based science fiction and fantasy novels include the “Binti” trilogy and Akata Witch, plus several “Black Panther” Marvel comic books and a series featuring Black Panther’s sister Shuri.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

Camron Wright shared about his newest novel, The Other Side of the Bridge. This story intertwines two people with personal sorrows as they look to a forgotten journal, which holds the key to the truth. Wright is also known for his others novels, including Letters for Emily, The Rent Collector and The Orphan Keeper.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

Laurie Halse Anderson shared about her popular young adult fiction, including her debut novel Speak which captures the emotional journey of an isolated teen navigating high school life. Anderson's books have sold more than eight million copies. Anderson has won several international, national and state awards and has been recognized for her efforts in championing intellectual freedom and diversity in publishing.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, best-selling author and expert, discusses the future of programmable money. Check out some of his best-selling books.

If you missed the event check out the video!

The award-winning journalist and former First Lady of Colorado introduced her powerful book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, which follows 22 teen immigrants and their first year at Denver's South High School. Her first book, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post.

Author A. J. Finn’s debut thriller, The Woman in the Window, was one of 2018’s most buzzworthy books, with a major motion picture already in the works.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

Jamie Ford, author of the New York Times best-selling Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost, returned to Arapahoe Libraries to discuss his latest novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes.

Young adult author Dhonielle Clayton is leaving her mark in the literary world through her advocacy of diversity in children’s books. Clayton, who leads the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books, draws writing inspiration from “things that bother her.” The Belles was motivated by her thoughts on the media’s influence over women’s body images.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

Local Denver author Cynthia Swanson can’t wait to share her latest novel, The Glass Forest, with readers. Set in 1960's Wisconsin, this suspense read tells the story of a once-idyllic family whose life is changed forever with a single phone call. The self-described writer and interior designer’s first book, The Bookseller, has been slated for a movie featuring actress Julia Roberts.

If you missed the event, check out the video!

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