Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week: Sept. 28–Oct. 3
Panels on thrillers by Black women, literature in translation, political activism in YA, and much more.
Monday, Sept. 28
Rachel Howzell Hall (And Now She's Gone), Alyssa Cole (When No One Is Watching), Tiffany D. Jackson (Grown), and Tracy Deonn (Legendborn) in conversation for a Black Girl Mystery panel — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Tuesday, Sept. 29
T.J. Klune (The Extraordinaries), Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert), Sarah Henning (The Princess Will Save You), and Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions series) read from and discussing their magical new novels — hosted by McNally Jackson, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
Marie-Helene Bertino (Parakeet), Jennifer Croft (Homesick), and Maaza Mengiste (The Shadow King) read from and discuss their books — presented by the Long Island City Reading Series, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Shayla Lawson discusses This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope with Hanif Abdurraqib — hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company, 6 p.m. PT, more info.
Jasmine Silvera (Binding Shadows) and Olivia Waite (The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows: Feminine Pursuits) discuss their new books with librarian Robin Bradford — hosted by Seattle Public Library, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Darcey Steinke celebrates the paperback release of Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life, in conversation with Helen Phillips — hosted by Astoria Bookshop, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Caitlin Doughty celebrates the paperback release of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: And Other Questions About Dead Bodies — hosted by The Booksmith, 7 p.m. PT, more info.
Eight authors — including Alexis Henderson (The Year of the Witching), Asha Lemmie (Fifty Words for Rain), and Liz Moore (Long Bright River) and more — read from and discuss their new books — hosted by Bookmarks NC, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Torrey Maldonado (What Lane?), Julissa Arce (Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream), Jenny Torres Sanchez (We Are Not From Here), and Jose Pimienta (Suncatcher) celebrate Latinx Heritage Month and discuss writing stories for the next generation — hosted by Penguin Random House and Duende District, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Thursday, Oct. 1
Translators Ann Goldstein, Jennifer Croft, and Sam Bett discuss "The Ferrante Effect: The Role and Visibility of Translators and Translation in Contemporary Literature" in a conversation moderated by Europa editor Michael Reynolds — hosted by Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m. ET, more info.
Darcey Steinke discusses Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life with Ada Calhoun — hosted by Books & Books, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Deepak Chopra presents his latest book, Total Meditation: Practices in Living the Awakened Life — hosted by Harvard Book Store, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Alex Ross discusses his new book, Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music with filmmaker Rian Johnson — hosted by Skylight Books, 6:30 p.m. PT, more info.
Friday, Oct. 2
Tochi Onyebuchi (Riot Baby) and Christopher Paolini (To Sleep in a Sea of Stars) discuss world building in science fiction and fantasy, in a conversation moderated by Christina Orlando — hosted by the Brooklyn Book Festival and NYU, 10 p.m. ET, more info.
Greenlight Bookstore's annual Brooklyn indie publisher party, featuring authors from A Public Space, Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, BOMB Magazine, Enchanted Lion, IG Publishing, One Story, Radix Media, Restless Books, Turtle Point Press, and Ugly Duckling Presse — 7:30 p.m. ET, more info.
Saturday, Oct. 3
Brooklyn Book Festival hosts a full day of panels about YA, including Libba Bray (The King of Crows), Justin A. Reynolds (Early Departures), and Ryan La Sala (Reverie) on dreams, death, and destiny; Marie Lu (Skyhunter), Brandy Colbert (The Voting Booth), and Kim Johnson (This Is My America) on authoritarianism, voting rights, and the American justice system; Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed (Yes No Maybe So), Leah Johnson (You Should See Me in a Crown), and Kacen Callender (Felix Ever After) on life-defining relationships; and more. Full listing here.
Lee van der Voo discusses As the World Burns: The New Generation of Activists and the Landmark Legal Fight Against Climate Change with Kendra Atleework — hosted by Third Place Books, 7 p.m. PT, more info.