Five More Authors Join Winter Institute Lineup

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The list of participants in the Winter Institute's popular Author Reception grew by five this week. Joining the Wi5 roster, which was announced by the American Booksellers Association in mid-December, are:

  • J. Kirk Boyd, 2048: Humanity's Agreement to Live Together, Berrett-Koehler Publishers (distributed by Ingram)
  • Avner Mandelman, The Debba: A Novel, Other Press
  • Diane Meier, The Season of Second Chances: A Novel, Henry Holt and Company
  • Suruchi Mohan, Divine Music: A Novel, Bayeux Arts (distributed by Small Press Distribution)
  • Howard Norman, What Is Left The Daughter: A Novel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The total number of authors and illustrators scheduled to appear is now 42 -- the greatest number ever participating in an ABA Winter Institute event. The Author Reception, from 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, is free and open to all Wi5 registrants. For complete Wi5 details, visit