Visiting authors the week of April 7-14 include Lynda Lynn Haupt, Daniel James Brown, Hari Kunzru, Lisa See and Matt Ruff.
Trees, birds and Old Hollywood: something for everyone in this week’s roundup of selected author appearances. For full details and additional listings, visit the website of your favorite bookstore or venue.
Lyanda Lynn Haupt
A bird who sings well enough for Mozart is one worth knowing more about, no? Haupt discusses her new book, “Mozart’s Starling,” at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at Town Hall ($5), and at 7 p.m. April 10 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.
Daniel James Brown
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The author of “The Boys in the Boat” talks about his beloved best-seller (and maybe about the upcoming movie) at 2:30 p.m. April 8 at — appropriately — the Conibear Shellhouse on the University of Washington campus.
Haskell, a biology professor and Pulitzer Prize finalist, will read from his new book, “The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors,” at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at Town Hall; $5.
The best-selling author of such works as “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” and “Shanghai Girls” reads from her new novel, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” set in a remote Chinese mountain village. 7 p.m. April 10 at Elliott Bay Book Co., and 7 p.m. April 11 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.
Maybe eat before coming to this event? It’s the launch of Denn’s book “Edible Seattle,” a history of our city through its food, at 7 p.m. April 11 at University Book Store.
Rosemarie and Vince Keenan
The married authors, locals who write under the name of Renee Patrick, read from their latest mystery, set in 1938 Hollywood and featuring legendary costume designer Edith Head. 7 p.m. April 11 at University Book Store; 10 a.m. April 15 at Seattle Mystery Bookshop.
A longtime correspondent from The Washington Post, the author will speak about his timely new book, “A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer and More Efficient Tax System,” at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at Town Hall; $5.
Lynda V. Mapes
It’s a good week for books about trees (see Haskell, above); Mapes, a Seattle Times environmental reporter, reads from “Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak” at 7 p.m. April 11 at Seattle Public Library.
Jaimee Garbacik and Friends
The new collection “Ghosts of Seattle Past: An Anthology of Lost Seattle Places” is launched, with readings by editor/curator Garbacik and several of the book’s contributors, at 7 p.m. April 11 at Elliott Bay Book Co.
Tisserand’s biography “Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White,” about the life of the “Krazy Kat” comic creator, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography; he’ll read at 7 p.m. April 12 at Elliott Bay Book Co.
The subtitle of theoretical physicist Krauss’s new book, “The Greatest Story Ever Told — So Far,” is “Why Are We Here,” a question he’ll explore at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Town Hall; $5.
The Seattle author will read from his memoir “Will Your Way Back: How One Man Overcame Tragedy with a Winning Mindset,” about the aftermath of a spinal cord injury, at 7 p.m. April 12 at Third Place Books at Lake Forest Park and at 7 p.m. April 18 at Seattle Public Library.
Local cult novelist Ruff, whose works include “Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls,” will read from his latest, “Lovecraft Country” at 7 p.m. April 13 at Queen Anne Book Co.
The London-born author will read from his newest novel, “White Tears,” in which a pair of young New Yorkers create a fake bluesman, at 7 p.m. April 13 at Elliott Bay Book Co.,
Now in paperback, science/nature writer Ackerman’s “The Genius of Birds” recounts her travels around the world in search of winged wonder. 7 p.m. April 13 at Third Place Books at Lake Forest Park, and 7 p.m. April 14 at Elliott Bay Book Co.
The alpinist and author discusses his new memoir, “Karakorum: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict” at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE; $12.