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Author! Author! will resume in the fall of 2023.

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of "A Novel Idea."
Learn more about the "A Novel Idea" authors
here.

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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 2022 SEASON LINE-UP FEATURED:

Thursday, January 13, 2022

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AMY TAN

New York Times bestselling writer AMY TAN is the author of six novels, as well as several short story collections, children’s books and non-fiction titles. Her first book, The Joy Luck Club, earned enthusiastic reviews as well as an eight-month spot on The New York Times bestseller list; it was also a finalist for the National Book Award. Tan’s work has been adapted into several different forms of media. The Joy Luck Club was adapted into a play and a film. Her novel The Bonesetter’s Daughter was adapted into an opera, and her children’s book Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat was adapted into an animated television show.

Online  |  ​ 7:00 p.m.  PST

Thursday, February 3, 2022

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TOMMY ORANGE

TOMMY ORANGE is the author of There, There, which was one of The New York Times’ top books of 2018 and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. It received the 2019 American Book Award as well as the PEN/Hemingway award. His writing credits also include short stories in literary magazines, such as McSweeney’s, Zoetrope: All-Story and Zyzzyva. Orange is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.

Online  |  ​ 7:00 p.m.  PST

Sunday, March 6, 2022

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NEIL GAIMAN

Prolific writer NEIL GAIMAN is the author of dozens of works of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline and The Graveyard Book. His numerous awards include the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book. In 2013, his novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.

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PAST AUTHOR! AUTHOR! PRESENTERS

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