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A NYC Literary Autumn for NYLA Members

As the songs lyrics ask, “Autumn in New York, Why does it seem so inviting?”  Well, the Hachette Book Group’s Book Club Brunch may be one special reason for NYLA members.  

On October 18, librarians and their guests are invited to attend an event organized by Grand Central Publishing, Little, Brown and Little, Brown Kids, entitled A Day for Readers.  The day will feature author and editor panels discussing their books.  Not in the New York City metropolitan area? Why not consider a literary weekend in New York with some of your friends or colleagues.  You can look at it as a sort of professional development with editors and authors!

As a special NYLA member benefit, any person who registers here and adds (NYLA) next to their first name will receive a copy of So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan.  The book will be mailed to you upon its release in September so that you can read it before you meet the author in October.  The book will retail for $26 but it is yours free for being a NYLA member.

Hachette Book Group’s Editorial Panel features a look behind the curtain at the world of publishing, featuring: Judy Clain (VP and Editor-in-Chief, Little, Brown & Company); Alvina Ling (Executive Editorial Director, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Latoya Smith (Associate Editor, Grand Central Publishing); and John Parsley (VP, Executive Editor, Little, Brown & Company).
 
The Narrative Nonfiction Panel will be moderated by Deb Futter (VP, Editor-in-Chief, Grand Central Publishing and Publisher, Twelve) and features: Maureen Corrigan (author of So We Read On); Barbara Ehrenreich (author of Living with a Wild God); Sam Kean (author of The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons).
 
The Literary Fiction Panel will be moderated by Reagan Arthur (SVP, Publisher, Little, Brown & Company) and features: Eleanor Catton (author of The Luminaries); Joshua Ferris (author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour); Jean Hanff Korelitz (author of You Should Have Known).
 
Day of events close with a Special Book Club discussion with debut author Christopher Scott, author of the forthcoming novel, The Secret Wisdom of Earth. All attendees will receive an advance copy of the novel to read before the event. The book club discussion will be moderated by Brian McLendon (Associate Publisher, Grand Central Publishing).