Book Sense Authors Read at BEA

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Paul Auster
Kate DiCamillo
Louise Erdrich
Michael Malone

Paul Auster, Kate DiCamillo, Louise Erdrich, and Michael Malone will be the authors featured at the 2002 Book Sense Reading Room at BEA. The Reading Room (Room 1E12) is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. This annual event is free and open to all badged BEA attendees. Always one of the high points of the show, the Reading Room provides a relaxed, intimate environment to hear celebrated writers read from their recent works. Authors appearing at the Reading Room in the past include Raymond Carver, Ann Patchett, Richard Ford, and Alice McDermott.
Each of the four featured authors have had books on Book Sense 76 lists in 2001. I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR’s National Story Project (Holt), edited by Paul Auster, was a Book Sense 76 Pick on the September/October list. Kate DiCamillo, whose book, Because of Winn Dixie (Candlewick), was selected as the 2001 Book Sense Book of the Year for Children’s Literature, was on the March/April list for The Tiger Rising (Candlewick). The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (HarperCollins) by Louise Erdrich was the number-one Book Sense 76 Pick on the May/June list. Michael Malone, author of First Lady (Sourcebooks Landmark), a Book Sense 76 Pick on the September/October list, is also author of Handling Sin (Sourcebooks), a finalist for this year’s Book Sense Book of the Year Rediscovery Award.