USA – live events!

By on 2-28-2009 in Background to the novels

USA – live events!

usaI’m very excited to report that thanks to Simon & Schuster, and with the kind support of some wonderful booksellers, I’m going to be doing live events in the USA for the next two weeks. I’ll be reading from Little Bee and sharing some real life stories surrounding the novel. I’ll also be talking about my unusual journey as a writer and some of the eerie coincidences that have changed its course. If you’re near any of the following places, please do come along. I like to make the readings as exciting and unpredictable as I can, and I love to meet readers and answer any questions you may have. Come and enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of live literary events!

Milwaukee, WI, March 2 at 7pm: Event at Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop

Ann Arbor, MI, March 3 at 7pm: Event at Borders, 612 E Liberty

Seattle, WA, March 4 at 7pm: Event at University Bookstore

Seattle, WA, March 5 at 7pm: Event at Third Place Books

Santa Barbara, CA, March 6 at 7pm: Event at Chaucer’s Books

Santa Monica, CA, March 8 at 3pm: Event at Diesel Bookstore

Portland, OR, March 9 at 7.30pm: Event at Powell’s City of Books

Danville, CA, March 10 at 7pm: Event at Rakestraw Books

Capitola, CA, March 11 at 7.30pm: Event at Capitola Book Café

Corte Madera, CA, March 12 at 7pm: Event at Book Passage

If you can, please support your local bookseller by ordering your copy of Little Bee from them. If you can’t make it to a reading but you would still like a signed copy, please contact your local bookseller on the above list in advance of the reading, so I can sign and dedicate a copy to you.

Every bookseller on this tour has given incredible support to my novel, and also to the books of many other new and upcoming writers. Bookselling is an activity every bit as creative and risky as writing. It’s thanks to the passion of strong, committed booksellers that literary fiction exists. Way before publication, booksellers are the first to read new titles and the first to champion the books they like. Your local bookseller isn’t in it for the money – they do it because they love books and because they want to keep a great tradition alive. Let’s never forget how much we owe them.


  1. What about the East Coast? Any chance you will be in the New York area any time soon?

  2. Hi Scott, thanks for asking – yes the plan is for me to come to the East Coast next. I’ll put up the details here as soon as I have them…

  3. Too bad you don’t have an appearance in Chicago around your Milwaukee/Ann Arbor dates. Just The Bookstore in suburban Chicago would love to host you. We’ve been blogging about Little Bee, check it out:

  4. Margie, thank you for the wonderful support you have been giving to the book! I’ve just seen all of your posts…
    Will email you right now re Chicago visit. Thank you for the invitation.

  5. Chris- Thanks for the great event at Schwartz. Good luck and enjoy “The Children’s Hospital”.

  6. Thanks Taylor! I enjoyed the event too and it was great to meet you. The Children’s Hospital is amazing – it kept me up half the night. Thanks for introducing me to it. I guess I’ll be writing more about that book at some point…

  7. Heard about the tour on NPR. Can’t wait till you hit up NY! (?) And Lil B? Man – so good it’s probably fattening.

  8. Hi Chris – I just finished LITTLE BEE and I loved it. It is a fabulous book! I’ve written a review for my blog – it will be posted tomorrow, (5/27). My book club will be discussing your book in June and I’m very excited about it. You don’t, by chance, do book club call-ins, do you?

    I’m keeping my eyes peeled for your East Coast tour dates …


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