F251. In Conversation: Emma Straub and Ann Patchett. Sponsored by the Center for Fiction and Write On Door County

Ballroom A, Washington Convention Center, Level Three
Friday, February 10, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers, Emma Straub is joined by Orange Prize–winner Ann Patchett (The Patron Saint of Liars, Bel Canto, State of Wonder, Commonwealth). Both have written extensively on family, friendships, and the tensions of adulthood. They will read from and discuss their work.


Jon Michaud

Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers, The Vacationers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and Other People We Married. Her books have been published in seventeen countries.

Ann Patchett is the author of seven novels, including The Patron Saint of Liars, Bel Canto, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth, as well as three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, What now?, and This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Patchett has received numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, PEN/Faulkner Award, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book Sense Book of the Year, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Women’s National Book Association’s Award. In 2011, she opened Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, with her partner Karen Hayes. In 2012, she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside