35-Plus Authors to Take Part in Wi5 Reception

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This week, the American Booksellers Association announced the names of 37 authors and illustrators who will participate in the publisher-sponsored Author Reception at the Fifth Annual Winter Institute (Wi5). Always a highlight of ABA's premier winter education event, the reception, on Thursday evening, February 4, will provide booksellers with an opportunity to mingle with the authors and illustrators, who will be there to autograph new or forthcoming titles.

"Thanks to the continuing support of ABA's Publisher Partners, we're once again able to bring booksellers and authors together for this festive, annual event at the Winter Institute," said Senior Director of Publisher Initiatives Mark Nichols. "The reception has proven to be a wonderful venue for booksellers to meet new talent as well as handselling favorites. Authors, too, appreciate the chance to acknowledge the indie booksellers who have placed their books in the hands of readers across the country."

The 38 authors and illustrators currently scheduled to participate in the Author Reception at the Wi5 host hotel, the Doubletree San Jose, are:

Brunonia Barry

The Map of True Places

William Morrow

Erica Bauermeister

The School of Essential Ingredients: A Novel

Berkley Trade

Elise Blackwell

An Unfinished Score

Unbridled Books

Ally Carter

Heist Society


Zoe Fitzgerald Carter

Imperfect Endings: A Memoir

Simon & Schuster

Jef Czekaj

Hip and Hop, Don't Stop!


Justin Cronin

The Passage: A Novel

Ballantine Books

Anna Dewdney

Roly Poly Pangolin

Viking Books for Young Readers

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

One Amazing Thing: A Novel


Heidi W. Durrow

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky: A Novel


John Freeman

The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox


Tom French

Zoo Story: Life and Death in the Garden of Captives


Brenda Z. Guiberson

Moon Bear

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Michelle Hoover

The Quickening: A Novel

Other Press

Joshilyn Jackson

Backseat Saints: A Novel

Grand Central Publishing

Lily King

Father of the Rain: A Novel

Atlantic Monthly Press

Michael Koryta

So Cold the River

Little, Brown

Barry Lynn

Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction


Marianne Malone

The Sixty-Eight Rooms

Random House Books for Young Readers

Emily St. John Mandel

The Singer's Gun: A Novel

Unbridled Books

Greil Marcus

When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison


Karl Marlantes

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Atlantic Monthly Press

Zachary Mason

The Lost Books of the Odyssey: A Novel

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Anchee Min

Pearl of China: A Novel


Pete Nelson

I Thought You Were Dead: A Love Story


Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall


David Patneaude

Epitaph Road

Egmont USA

Adam Ross

Mr. Peanut


Laura Amy Schlitz

The Night Fairy


Dr. Cuthbert Soup

A Whole 'Nother Story

Bloomsbury Children's Books

Thomas Steinbeck

In the Shadow of the Cypress: A Novel

Pocket Books

Francisco Stork

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic

Matt Tavares

Henry Aaron's Dream


Danielle Trussoni

Angelology: A Novel


Brady Udall

The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel

W. W. Norton

Jacqueline Winspear

The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel


Ed Young

Moon Bear (illustrator)

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Watch for updates to the list in BTW in January.