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Literary\Arts Series

The Literary Arts Series presents original talks by six outstanding authors whose works range from multi-award-winning novels and short stories to social commentaries and biographies. The 16/17 season will mark our return to Benaroya Hall for the entire season with a diverse, impressive lineup of award-winning authors.

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Patchett, Egan, Macdonald, Fountain, Stevenson, and Oyeyemi
Ann Patchett
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Ann Patchett is the New York Times bestselling author of 7 novels and 4 works of non-fiction. She was one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. Her latest novel, Commonwealth, will be released in September.

Timothy Egan
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Timothy Egan won the National Book Award for The Worst Hard Times. A lifelong journalist, he is the author of seven books. His acclaimed 2016 release is The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero.

Helen Macdonald
Wed, Feb 1, 2017

Helen Macdonald is the author of the highly acclaimed memoir, H is for Hawk. She is also a poet, illustrator and naturalist, and an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.

Ben Fountain
Wed, Mar 1, 2017

Ben Fountain is the author of the war novel, soon-to-be a movie, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee. He is the recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award, the O. Henry Prize and two Pushcart Prizes. 

Bryan Stevenson
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Bryan Stevenson's New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy was named by TIME magazine as one of 2014's ten best nonfiction books and won the 2015 NAACP Image Award. Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.

Helen Oyeyemi
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Among the best of young British novelists, Helen Oyeyemi is an author with five novels to her name. She was born in Nigeria in 1984 and raised in London, England. 

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