Stay tuned for the 2021 line-up announcement in October!
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The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With best-selling writers visiting for each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

THE 2021 SEASON LINE-UP FEATURED:

Friday, January 15, 2021

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TAYARI JONES, in conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert
New York Times bestselling writer TAYARI JONES is the author of four novels. Her most recent release, An American Marriage, was an Oprah’s Book Club Selection and appeared on Barack Obama’s summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup. The novel received the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and an NAACP Image Award. Her third novel, Silver Sparrow, was added to the NEA Big Read library of classics in 2016. ELIZABETH GILBERT is a journalist and author. Her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love has sold more than 12 million copies. Her most recent book is City of Girls.

Online |  6:00 p.m. PST

Sunday, February 7, 2021

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TA-NEHISI COATES, in conversation
with Mitchell S. Jackson

TA-NEHISI COATES is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful StruggleWe Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. Coates is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain AmericaMITCHELL S. JACKSON is the winner of a Whiting Award. His award-winning debut novel The Residue Years was followed by his nonfiction book Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family.

Online |  4:00 p.m. PST

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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NICHOLAS KRISTOF and SHERYL WuDUNN

New York Times reporters NICHOLAS KRISTOF and SHERYL WuDUNN received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square movement. Kristof and WuDunn are the authors of the bestselling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Their most recent book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, follows, in part, the lives of some of the people Kristof grew up with near Yamhill, Oregon.

Online | 7:00 p.m. PST

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PAST AUTHOR! AUTHOR! PRESENTERS

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Richard Russo
Richard Russo

March 14, 2019

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Colum McCann
Colum McCann

February 21, 2019

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Sarah Vowell
Sarah Vowell

November 15, 2018

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Maria Semple
Maria Semple

October 5, 2018

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Elizabeth Strout
Elizabeth Strout

March 16, 2018

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Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead

February 16, 2018

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Mary Roach
Mary Roach

January 27, 2018

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Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon

October 25, 2017

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Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee

April 10, 2017

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Anthony Doerr
Anthony Doerr

February 24, 2017

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Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers

January 19, 2017

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Katherine Boo
Katherine Boo

October 18, 2016

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Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman

May 26, 2016

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Lisa See
Lisa See

February 25, 2016

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Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert

November 13, 2015

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James McBride
James McBride

November 8, 2015

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Timothy Egan
Timothy Egan

October 1, 2015

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Piper Kerman
Piper Kerman

May 29, 2015

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Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett

March 6, 2015

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Garth Stein
Garth Stein

February 11, 2015

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Jess Walter
Jess Walter

September 25, 2014

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Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks

June 19, 2014

Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed

March 16, 2014

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Sherman Alexie
Sherman Alexie

January 24, 2014

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Rebecca Skloot
Rebecca Skloot

November 14, 2013

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Erik Larson
Erik Larson

June 20, 2013

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Stephen Greenblatt
Stephen Greenblatt

March 7, 2013

Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan

January 10, 2013

Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom

September 15, 2012

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