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Frank Bruni

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Op-Ed columnist Frank Bruni writes about politics, popular culture, food, and gay rights for the New York Times. He has written three bestselling books: Born Round, a memoir; Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be, about the college admissions mania; and Ambling into History about George W. Bush. His most recent book, A Meatloaf in Every Oven, is an homage to a tradition, with recipes.


Rainbow Rowell

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Monday, October 29, 2018, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Rainbow Rowell, an author of young adult and adult novels, wrote Carry On, a NYT bestseller and Book of the Year. Her book Eleanor & Park was a Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee and she's the writer of Marvel Comics new Runaways series, the story of six teenagers who betray their supervillain parents and save the world. Almost Midnight is her most recent work.


Diana Abu-Jaber

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Cross-cultural issues appear in much of the work of Syracuse native Diana Abu-Jaber. Her novel Origin, set in Syracuse, was named one of the best books of the year by the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. Her other works, Crescent, Arabian Jazz, and Birds Of Paradise all received critical acclaim and recognition. She has written two memoirs, The Language of Baklava and Life without a Recipe.


Louise Penny

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Monday, March 4, 2019, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

This former radio host and journalist with the CBC is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery series. The 13 novels featuring the charismatic detective are set in Montreal and the idyllic village of Three Pines. Penny has won the New Blood Dagger, five Agatha Awards, and five Anthony Awards. Her Still Life was cited as one of the five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade by Deadly Pleasures magazine.


David Grann

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

David Grann is best-selling author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, a 2017 NBA finalist. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon was made into a popular movie. His stories have appeared in several anthologies, and he has also written for the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker.


Colm Toibin

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet Colm Tóibín has been shortlisted three times for the Man Booker Prize. His novels include The Master, Brooklyn, and The Testament of Mary, all of which have won awards. The film version of Brooklyn was nominated for three Academy Awards. Nora Webster won the Hawthornden Prize, and On Elizabeth Bishop was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. His ninth novel, House of Names appeared in 2017.


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