AuthorFest Fall 2022: John Irving and Jason ReynoldsThursday, October 13, 2022 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
We’re pleased once again to partner with Simon & Schuster for AuthorFest Fall 2022, this time featuring two very different but equally fascinating bestselling novelists: John Irving and Jason Reynolds.
At first glance, Reynolds (the 2020-2022 Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People’s Literature) and Irving (whose first novel was a bestseller before Reynolds was even born) might not appear to have much in common. But these two dynamic authors have both, in their own ways, captured the imaginations of readers around the world and championed the power of story to make a difference in their readers’ lives.
In this one-of-a-kind conversation, Reynolds and Irving will discuss “Identity: In Fiction and in Life” with Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp. Viewers will learn about Irving’s forthcoming novel The Last Chairlift (his first in seven years), as well as about Reynolds’s powerful and groundbreaking recent novel Ain’t Burned All the Bright, called “essential reading” by Booklist. Along the way, both authors will discuss the formation of their identity as writers and the ways in which they tackle issues of identity and representation on the page.
For book purchases, please consider our local independent bookstore partner, Sausalito Books by the Bay, which will offer an exclusive discount for event registrants.