Thursday, February 09, 2017

BookExpo Sets Adult Book & Author Breakfast Lineup

Shelf Awareness

The lineup for BookExpo's Adult Book & Author Breakfast, to be held Thursday, June 1, will feature the first appearance ever at the trade show by Stephen King. He will be joined by Owen King, his son and co-author of the upcoming novel Sleeping Beauties, for a special "prologue" to the traditional author breakfast.

Comedian and actress Whitney Cummings (Whitney, 2 Broke Girls co-creator) is hosting this year's author breakfast and discussing her upcoming memoir, I'm Fine... And Other Lies. She will introduce guest speakers Captain Scott Kelly (Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery), Kenya Barris (This Is Basic Sh*t), Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing) and Claire Messud (The Burning Girl).

"Our Adult Book & Author Breakfast is always a highlight of the show, drawing over a thousand attendees interested in discovering new books and engaging with some of the most prominent authors in literature today. It will be a truly memorable morning," said BookExpo event director  Brien McDonald. "This event is just one of many at BookExpo this year that furthers our mission to use books as a unifying platform and a place where all voices can be heard. We are working to showcase throughout BookExpo a diverse range of authors who can each offer a unique perspective on both literature and the world around us."

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