The Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s Author! Author! Literary Series Presents Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan

Posted By:  Chantal Strobel
Date Posted:  12/18/2012

Jennifer EganThe Deschutes Public Library Foundation is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan as part of its Author! Author! Literary Series. Jennifer Egan will speak at the Bend High School auditorium on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. and discuss her award winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad as well as discuss the topic of “Novelist as Journalist / Journalist as Novelist.”

Jennifer Egan is the second author to present as part of the Library Foundation’s Author! Author! literary series. Author! Author! presents world-class, award-winning authors to Central Oregon through a lecture, question and answer session, book signing, and outreach to area high school students. Revenue from ticket sales provides funds to enhance the Library’s services and programs. The Library Foundation hosts one author each quarter from September 2012 through June 2013.

“The Author! Author! Literary Series celebrates four of the finest authors writing today,” said Community Relations Manager Chantal Strobel. “We believe these acclaimed voices are critical to expand the cultural landscape in Central Oregon. Author! Author! improves literacy in the region, strengthens community dialogue, and enhances the programs and services of the Deschutes Public Library. It’s a win-win for Central Oregon!”

The Author! Author! Literary Series schedule for 2012/2013 is as follows:

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan author of Visit from the Goon Squad; The Keep; Look at Me presents Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Bend High School Auditorium.
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Greenblatt author of The Swerve; Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare presents Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Bend High School Auditorium.
  • Edgar Award winner Erik Larson author of Devil in the White City; In the Garden of Beasts will present Thursday, June 20, 2013 at BendHigh School Auditorium.

The Library Foundation will gift 100 of Egan's award winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, to area high schools, as well as provide 200 seats to Egan’s presentation for area high school and community college students.

“The Library Foundation is working with regional high schools to provide books for students to read prior to each author’s visit, as well as provide 200 tickets for students to attend the presentations,” Strobel said. “This is part of an effort to reach out to young adults in the region and expose them to quality literature while engaging them in discussions regarding the book’s themes and content.”

Subscriptions to the series are now available at   Tickets to the individual author presentations are also available.

Jennifer Egan bio: Jennifer Egan is the author of The Invisible Circus, which was released as a feature film by Fine Line in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories, Look at Me, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 2001, and the bestselling The Keep.  Her new book, A Visit From the Goon Squad, a national bestseller, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the LA Times Book Prize.  Also a journalist, she writes frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

For more information, visit the Deschutes Public Library Foundation website at  If you would like to volunteer to assist with the Author! Author! series, please contact the Library Foundation at:

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