Here are some top author events for the week of Oct. 6.
Another week; another round of visiting authors (and a musician!). Here’s just a sampling of the week’s events; for full schedules, see the website of your favorite bookstore or venue.
Bruder, a professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, will speak about her new nonfiction book about older workers: “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.” 7 p.m. Oct. 6, Elliott Bay Book Co.
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North Korea is in the news, and Harden — a longtime New York Times and Washington Post journalist who now lives in Seattle — tells a stranger-than-fiction story set there during the Korean War: “King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America’s Spymaster in Korea.” 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Elliott Bay Book Co.
Gessen’s book “The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia” just made the longlist for the National Book Award for nonfiction; she’s also the biographer of Vladimir Putin (“Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin”). She’ll speak, in conversation with former CNN correspondent Jill Dougherty, at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium; $5.
That sweet voice behind so many Simon & Garfunkel hits will speak solo, about his new memoir “What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man.” He’ll be at the Neptune at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9; tickets are $34 and include a copy of the book; for tickets, see stgpresents.org
The Pulitzer Prize-winning religious scholar speaks about his new book, “What the Qur’an Meant” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium; $5.
M. Evelina Galang
Galang, whose novels include “Angel de la Luna and the Fifth Glorious Mystery,” is here with a new work of nonfiction: “Lolas’ House: Filipino Women Living With War,” which tells the stories of sixteen surviving “comfort women” during World War II. 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Seattle Public Library’s Central Library.
Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding
The editors of “Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America” appear in conversation with Seattle writer and activist Ijeoma Oluwo. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave.); $5.
The local author of several previous novels and cookbooks is launching her new mystery series, featuring a central P.I. who has just launched a Seattle branch of an India-based, all-women detective agency. She’ll read from and sign “Season of Sacrifice,” the first book in the planned series, at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at University Book Store.
Do you really think I’d leave out an event called the Hail to the Chin Book Tour? Campbell, an actor whose numerous credits include “The Evil Dead” and “Bubba Ho-Tep,” will host an evening of “live trivia and geekery” in celebration of his new memoir, “Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor.” 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park; tickets are $40 and include a signed copy of the book.
The author of the Kopp Sisters historical fiction series is in town with her latest, “Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions,” about a female deputy sheriff in 1916 New Jersey. 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Ravenna Third Place Books.
The bestselling fantasy author is in town with his latest, “The Core,” which concludes his Demon Cycle series. 7 p.m. Oct. 11, University Book Store.
Esther Perel and Dan Savage
Perel, author of the new book “The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity,” and writer/sex-advice columnist Savage will answer questions about love, sex and relationships at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Egyptian Theatre; $35.
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