One perk in our office is the advance peek we get at which authors are swinging through town this autumn. In the spirit of sharing, here's...

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One perk in our office is the advance peek we get at which authors are swinging through town this autumn. In the spirit of sharing, here’s a sample:

Susanna Clarke, author of “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell,” Sept. 11 at the University Book Store.

Salman Rushdie, reading from his new novel “Shalimar the Clown,” Sept. 22 at Town Hall in Seattle.

E.L. Doctorow, reading from his novel “The March,” Nov. 18 at Seattle Public Library.

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Joan Didion, reading from her memoir “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Nov. 12 at Seattle Public Library.

Look for the complete list of touring authors in the Seattle Times’ fall arts guide in our Sept. 15 edition.

Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times book editor