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Roanoke Valley Reads Author Talk and Book Signing

  • Dates: October 27, 2016
  • Times: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Location: Jefferson Center
    541 Luck Ave SW # 221
    Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Phone: (540) 265-9339
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The culminating event of Roanoke Valley Reads! Bring the 2016 RVR to a close by join Amy Waldman, author of The Submission, for a discussion about her book, followed by a book signing. More information about Roanoke Valley Reads: www.roanokevalleyreads.com Roanoke Valley Reads (RVR) is an annual community-wide reading experience in which people across the Valley read a chosen book then come together to discuss it and attend activities related to themes in the book. RVR was founded by volunteers, and in 2016 became a program of Blue Ridge Literacy. It seeks to: -encourage people to make reading a part of their daily lives -foster a sense of community by bringing together people of different ages, races, religions and socio-economic levels -promote tolerance and understanding of differing points of view -emphasize the importance of literacy More information about Amy Waldman: Amy Waldman's celebrated first novel The Submission, was published in 2011. It won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an American Book Award and was named a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN First Fiction Award. It was a New York Times Notable Book for 2011, one of National Public Radio’s Ten Best Novels, Esquire‘s Book of the Year, Entertainment Weekly‘s #1 Novel for the Year, a Washington PostNotable Fiction Book, and one of Amazon’s Top 100 Books and top ten debut fiction. It was a finalist for the Guardian (UK) First Book Award and was long listed for the Orange Prize. It has been or will be published in Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands. Amy’s fiction also has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Review and the Financial Times, and was anthologized in The Best American Non-Required Reading 2010. Amy was a reporter for The New York Times for eight years, including three as co-chief of the New Delhi bureau. She was also a national correspondent for the Atlantic. She graduated from Yale University and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the American Academy in Berlin. She lives with her family in Brooklyn. The Author Talk is sponsored by Woods Rogers

Roanoke Valley Reads Author Talk and Book Signing