Here are notable author appearances for the week of Nov. 24-30.
A little post-turkey author chat, perhaps? Here are some author-appearance highlights for the week; for complete listings, see the website of your favorite bookstore or venue.
The author of “Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion for Birds” will talk about all things avian at 3 p.m. Nov. 26, University Book Store.
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The chief official White House photographer during the Obama administration recently published “Obama: An Intimate Portrait”; a collection of about 300 of the nearly 2 million photos Souza took of the president, his staff and his family over two terms. He’ll speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Moore Theatre; tickets are $54.50 (includes a copy of the book) and available through stgpresents.org or 800-745-3000.
The longtime Seattle International Film Festival programmer will lead a discussion of classic film noir (in honor of Noirvember) and the books that they are based on, with film clips. Bring your own popcorn! 7 p.m. Nov. 28, University Book Store.
Thirty-five years ago, the Chilean-American author’s debut novel, “The House of the Spirits,” became an international best-seller. Now, nearly two dozen books later, she’s here to speak about her latest novel, “In the Midst of Winter,” a story that moves from modern-day Brooklyn to 1970s Chile and Brazil. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Benaroya Hall; tickets begin at $35 and are available through lectures.org.
The poet and essayist has written a new biography of another poet: “James Wright: A Life in Poetry.” Wright, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has a local connection: he studied for several years at the University of Washington, with Theodore Roethke and Stanley Kunit. 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Elliott Bay Book Co.
The University of Chicago professor of law and ethics will discuss her new book “Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations About Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles, and Regret” at 7:30 p.m. November 30 at Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium; tickets are $5 and available through townhallseattle.org.
The author of “The Martian” (which was made into a pretty good movie) comes to town with his new novel, “Artemis,” about a heist set on the moon. He’ll speak in conversation with author Neal Stephenson (“Seveneves”) at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Third Place Books at Lake Forest Park; tickets are $30 (includes book).
The poet, curator (he’s director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of the New York Public Library) and poetry editor of the New Yorker is in town with his new nonfiction book “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarism, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News.” 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall; tickets are $10 and available through lectures.org.
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