Literary events are a great way to learn more about favorite books and hear directly from the authors about their history, perspective, and approach. Make plans to meet some of today's most relevant authors at one of the events we've gathered here or check our comprehensive calendar for more literary events in your neighborhood.
Tommy Orange at the Sydney Goldstein Theater (formerly Nourse Theater) on February 25
One of the best books of 2018, Oakland-based Tommy Orange’s debut novel “There There” reached number one on the SF Chronicle bestseller list and is one of three titles shortlisted for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. The book asks readers to examine their assumptions about who Native Americans are and how and where they live. In conversation with Jeff Chang (“We Gon’ Be Alright”). See details.
Jill Abramson: This Is Now with Angie Coiro at Kepler's Bookstore/Menlo Park on February 27
The former executive editor of the New York Times—the first female to hold the position in the company’s 160-year history—Jill Abramson visits This is Now with Angie Coiro to discuss her new book “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” for which she followed four companies—The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed and VICE—for the past decade. See details.
Rebecca Solnit at Sydney Goldstein Theater (formerly Nourse Theater) on February 27
Harper’s columnist Rebecca Solnit returns to City Arts for her new book “Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (And Essays).” Author of many books, including “The Mother of All Questions,” “Men Explain Things to Me,” “Hope in the Dark” and “Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas,” Solnit is in conversation with Astra Taylor (“Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone”). See details.