Nathan Englander, Nicole Krauss among authors in town this week

Interesting author events for the week of Sept. 22-28.

Here’s a sample of the week’s author events; for full listings, see the website of your favorite bookstore or venue.


Jennie Melamed

The local author will read from her novel “Gather the Daughters.” In its Seattle Times review this summer, Ellen Heltzel noted that its dystopian story had echoes of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Lord of the Flies” and “The Lottery.” 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Brick & Mortar Books.

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Kendare Blake

It’s a launch party for “One Dark Throne,” the latest in local author Blake’s best-selling Three Dark Crowns fantasy series, at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at University Book Store in Mill Creek.


Eowyn Ivey

Ivey, an Alaska-based author whose debut novel, “The Snow Child,” was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is here with her second book, “To the Bright Edge of the World,” set in Alaska Territory of 1885. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.


Emmaly Wiederholt and Gregory Bartning

A number of Seattle dancers (including Wade Madsen and Shirley Jenkins) were interviewed by Wiederholt and photographed by Bartning for “Beauty Is Experience: Dancing 50 and Beyond,” which includes profiles of dancers ranging in age from 50 to 95. The authors and some of the dancers will speak and sign at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Main Gallery of Cornish College of the Art’s Main Campus Center, 1000 Lenora St.


Nathan Englander

The author of the story collection “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” is here with his new novel, “Dinner at the Center of the Earth.” 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Elliott Bay Book Co.; he’ll also be part of the Literary Luncheon series at Ravenna Third Place at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 ($45, includes lunch and book).


Ben Hatke and Kazu Kibuishi

The two graphic novelists (authors of the Mighty Jack and Amulet series, respectively) will discuss their work as Hatke launches his latest, “Mighty Jack and the Goblin King.” 7 p.m. Sept. 26, University Book Store.


Anne Leckie and Spencer Ellsworth

The Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author Leckie (“Ancillary Justice”) will discuss her new book, “Provenance,” with local writer Ellsworth, author of the Starfire trilogy. 7 p.m. Sept. 26, Third Place Books at Lake Forest Park.


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