Author Talk featuring Rumaan Alam
Sunday, Oct. 23 | 2 p.m.
1 p.m. | Library opens
1:30 p.m. | Seating opens in the second floor Reading Room
2 p.m. | Author Talk with Rumaan Alam
2:45 p.m.| Audience Q&A
3-4 p.m. | Book Sale & Signing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rumaan Alam is an author whose writing explores the beauty and horror of daily existence, as well as complex ideas about fate and privilege. After his parents moved from Bangladesh in the ‘70s, Rumaan grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. He was an obsessive reader and knew he wanted to be a writer by the time he was 10 years old. After studying English and graduating from Oberlin College, he has written three novels: Rich and Pretty, That Kind of Mother, and his latest, the instant New York Times bestseller Leave the World Behind. Rumaan’s other writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, and The New Republic, where he is a contributing editor. He also co-hosts two podcasts for Slate. Rumaan lives in New York with his husband and two children.
Free parking available in Main Library's attached garage. The Library opens at 1 p.m. The Siemer Family Reading Room opens at 1 p.m. for seating, and the program will begin at 2 p.m.
A Friends of the Library book sale and author signing will follow.
The event is free to the public but registration is requested.