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Fall Literary Festival

Susan Cheever

Tuesday, October 15, 6 p.m.

Cheever writes nonfiction books and has written for many publications, including The New Yorker and The New York Times. Her book, American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau (2007), spent months on the Boston Globe bestseller list. Her newest, Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography, is slated for release in November. Her work has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and she has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Associated Press Award. She teaches in Bennington College’s M.F.A. program. 

M.T. Anderson

Tuesday, October 22, 6 p.m.

Anderson is the author of several award-winning books for children and young adults. In 2002, his young-adult novel Feed was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2006, his American historical novel, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, won the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. A former instructor at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, he now serves on its board. He also is on the Board of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, a national non-profit organization that advocates for literacy, literature and libraries. 

Cassandra KingCassandra King

Tuesday, October 29, 6 p.m.

King is a bestselling author whose short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous journals and whose novels often make the must-read lists. The Sunday Wife (2002) was a Literary Guild Book-of-the-Month selection, a Books-a-Million President’s Pick, and a South Carolina State Readers’ Circle selection. The Same Sweet Girls (2005) became a #1 Booksense Selection and Booksense bestseller, a Southeastern Bookseller Association bestseller and a Literary Guild Book-of-the-Month Club selection. She celebrated the release of her latest book, the novel Moonrise, in September.