Authors Helen Schulman, Hillary Jordan kick off Midwinter, pop star Lisa Loeb wraps it up
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Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, considered an essential collection development and reader’s advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years, including the latest news and views on books and media. Catch up with the editors, pick up a free copy of the magazine, and learn about the New Booklist subscription package at booth 1517 in the exhibits at Midwinter Meeting.
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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 10:35
Contact: Amy R McGuigan
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CHICAGO - Attendees of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January can bookend their meeting with lively celebrities, starting out with highly acclaimed authors Helen Schulman and Hillary Jordan at the ERT/Booklist Author Forum on Friday afternoon and ending on a high note with pop star Lisa Loeb at the Wrap Up/Rev Up event on Monday.
Schulman and Jordan will share with moderator Brad Hooper, adult books editor at Booklist, their own special approaches to capturing society at large and family in particular, either in contemporary times or in the historical past. Both authors will sign copies of their latest works at their publishers’ booths during the Opening Exhibits Reception right after the Author Forum, while Hooper will be ready for more conversation at the Booklist booth, 1517. The Author Forum will be held from 4— 5:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20.
Helen Schulman is the author of the novels "A Day at the Beach," "P.S.," "The Revisionist" and "Out of Time" and the short story collection "Not a Free Show." Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Vogue, GQ, The Paris Review and The New York Times Book Review. Her appearance at Midwinter is sponsored by HarperCollins.
Hillary Jordan, author of the international best-seller "Mudbound," was an ALEX Award winner as well as the winner of the Bellwether Prize for literature that addresses issues of social justice, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver. It was named the NAIBA Fiction Book of the Year and one of the Top Ten Debut Novels of the Decade by Paste Magazine. Jordan's new book is "When She Woke." Her appearance at Midwinter is sponsored by Algonquin.
The Midwinter Meeting wraps up in style when pop star Lisa Loeb brings her wit, wacky humor and sparkling creativity to the Wrap Up/Rev Up Celebration, 2— 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. Loeb and attendees will help close the exhibits with a bang while everyone gets revved for the Annual Conference in Anaheim.
Grammy®-nominated Loeb’s multidimensional career encompasses music, film, television and voice-overs. From her first success, the platinum-selling song "Stay (I Missed You)" from the film "Reality Bites" to her first children’s songbook, "Lisa Loeb's Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs," Loeb’s following has exploded. Her acclaimed studio releases include the Gold record "Tails" and its follow-up, the Grammy®-nominated and Gold-selling "Firecracker." Her recordings include two award-winning children's CDs. She also created the Camp Lisa Foundation for children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend summer camp.
Starting at noon on Monday, exhibitors will offer special giveaways and discounts in their booths. Also on Monday in the exhibits, attendees can enter the raffle, with prizes announced during Wrap Up/Rev Up.
We encourage you to register now so you don’t miss out on this chance to enjoy the celebrities and contribute to the conversation as you enrich your career and your library.