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October 2018

Matthew Desmond

October 9 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond’s New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. Evicted won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, and the Barnes & Noble’s Discover New Writers Award. It was named one of the Best…

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January 2019

Tayari Jones

January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage (Algonquin Books, February 2018). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo.  A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was named a #1 Indie Next Pick by…

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February 2019

Tara Westover

February 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. After that first encounter with education, she pursued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge…

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March 2019

David Grann

March 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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New Yorker writer and bestselling author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann doesn’t just produce captivating stories—he lives them. Whether crossing the ocean on a skiff or trekking for months through the Amazon, Grann immerses himself in his reporting to give his stories a pace and intensity unlike any other. Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the bestselling author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes and The Lost City of Z, which has been translated into more than twenty languages.…

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April 2019

Jennifer Egan

April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. Her newest novel, Manhattan Beach, was published in October 2017 and is a New York Times bestseller.

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