The new season of Club Book will showcase 10 authors over four months, including local writers Lorna Landvik and Kao Kalia Yang and nationally recognized writers Yaa Gyasi, Lily King and Jamie Ford.
All events are free and open to the public, paid for by the state’s Legacy Amendment and curated by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency.
Over the past seven years, Club Book has brought more than 100 authors to libraries across the metro area. Here is the list for winter/spring 2017:
Nnedi Okorafor. 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Av. N., Roseville. Okorafor is the best-selling author of science fiction and fantasy books, including “Akata Witch” and “The Book of Phoenix.”
Kao Kalia Yang. 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Rum River Library, 4201 6th Av., Anoka. Yang, who lives in St Paul, is the author of two memoirs, “The Latehomecomer,” which won two Minnesota Book Awards, and “The Song Poet,” a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award.
Chris Pavone. 6:30 p.m. March 6, R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Pl, Woodbury. Pavone is the author of mystery and spy thrillers, including “The Expats” and “The Travelers” and has won both an Edgar and an Anthony award.
Richard Zacks. 7 p.m. March 7, Southdale Library, 7001 York Av. S., Edina. Historian Zacks has written about pirates, Captain Kidd, Thomas Jefeferson and others. His new book, “Chasing the Last Laugh,” is about Mark Twain’s around-the-world tour.
Jamie Ford. 7 p.m. March 14, Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Av., Prior Lake. Ford is the author of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” and Songs of Willow Frost.”
Pam Jenoff. 7 p.m. March 30, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Av., Apple Valley. Jenoff is the author of the historical romance “The Kommandant’s Girl,” which takes place during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Her new book, “The Orphan’s Tale,” will be published in February.
Lily King. 7 p.m. April 4, Stillwater Public Library, 224 3rd St. N., Stillwater. King, whose October Club Book appearance was postponed, is the author of “Euphoria,” one of the New York Times’ top ten books of 2014 and winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction.
Julie Rivett. 7 p.m. April 20, Stillwater Public Library. The granddaughter of Dashiell Hammett, Rivett has edited five books on Hammett’s work, including his selected letters and “Return of the Thin Man.” She appears in conjunction with ArtReach St. Croix and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lorna Landvik. 6:30 p.m. April 25, Chanhassen Public Library, 771 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen. Comedian, actress and author Landvik lives in the Twin Cities and is the author of “Patty Jane’s House of Curl,” “Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons,” and many other novels. Her new novel, “Once in a Blue Moon Lodge,” will be released in April.
Yaa Gyasi. 7 p.m. May 11, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Av., St. Paul. Gyasi’s novel, “Homegoing,” won the John Leonard Prize for outstanding first book from the National Book Critics Circle. She is the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” award.