Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year

Don’t Miss this Exciting Event from RUSA

Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year

Sunday, June 26 8:00am-10:00am

Courtyard Marriott, Shaw Ballroom

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What could be better than books and breakfast? Maybe signed books and breakfast? Join your fellow readers and book lovers and listen to some of the year’s best authors from RUSA book and media award winners and Best of Lists Authors discuss their works and the craft of writing as well as sign books immediately following the event. Registration is required.


Stephen Spotswood, Fortune Favors the Dead

STEPHEN SPOTSWOOD is an award-winning playwright, journalist, and educator. As a journalist, he has spent much of the last two decades writing about the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the struggles of wounded veterans. His dramatic work has been widely produced across the United States and he is the winner of the 2021 Nero Award for best American mystery. He makes his home in Washington, D.C. with his wife, young adult author Jessica Spotswood.

Mia P. Manansala, Arsenic and Adobo

Mia P. Manansala is a writer from Chicago who loves books, baking, and badass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture.

Jane Yolen, Kaddish Before Holocaust and After

Jane Yolen, often called “the Hans Christian Andersen of America,” is the author of over 415 books including OWL MOON, THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC, and HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOODNIGHT. Her works, which range from very young rhymed picture books to novels for adults and every genre in between, have won an assortment of awards including two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a Caldecott, the Golden Kite, three Mythopoeic awards, two Christopher Medals, a nomination for the National Book Award, the Jewish Book Award, the Kerlan Award, the Catholic Library’s Regina Medal, the Sophie Brodie Medal, and the Sydney Taylor Award for her body of work. Six colleges and Universities have granted her honorary doctorates.  She lives in Massachusetts in the winter and Scotland in the summer. She writes every day.

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