Here are notable author events for the week of Nov. 10-16.
The autumn deluge of authors continues. This week brings a Pulitzer winner, the creative mind behind a classic television show, an astronaut, and a long-running comic-strip author. Here’s a sampling of the week’s events; for full listings, see the website of your favorite bookstore or venue.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Middlesex” (as well as “The Virgin Suicides” and “The Marriage Plot”) will discuss his new book of short stories, “Fresh Complaint,” with former Seattle Times books editor Mary Ann Gwinn. 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Seattle First Baptist Church.
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Best known for her best-selling 2006 novel “The Emperor’s Children,” Messud is here with her latest book, “The Burning Girl,” about two childhood friends entering adolesence. 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Seattle Public Library’s Central Library.
William Matson and Floyd Clown
Matson is the author of “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy”; Clown is a relative of Crazy Horse and a spokesman for his estate. They’ll discuss the life and death of the Lakota war leader at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Elliott Bay Book Co.
Suzanne Selfors and Bharti Kirchner
The two authors — Selfors writes fiction for young readers; Kirchner just launched a new locally-set mystery series — will speak as part of a fundraising event for a Philanthropic Educational Organization fundraiser supporting women’s education. 10 a.m. Nov. 11, Seattle First Baptist Church; tickets are $20 and available through brownpapertickets.com.
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
The creators of the podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” will discuss their new mystery (set in the town of Night Vale), “It Devours!” 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at University Temple United Methodist Church; tickets are $21.99 (includes a copy of the book) and available through brownpapertickets.com.
The creator of the “Funky Weatherbean” and “Crankshaft” comic strips (the latter of which appears in The Seattle Times) will speak about his Lisa Crawford storyline, in which a character was diagnosed with breast cancer. 3 p.m. Nov. 12, Elliott Bay Book Co.
The author of “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” among other books, comes to town to discuss her new book about her father, editor Clifton Fadiman, called “The Wine Lovers Daughter: A Memoir.” She’ll speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum; tickets are $10 at the door.
Fitch, author of “White Oleander,” returns with a new novel set during the Russian Revolution: “The Revolution of Marina M.” 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Elliott Bay Book Co.
O’Donnell, a television journalist and writer/executive producer for “The West Wing,” is here with his new book “Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Campion Ballroom at Seattle University; tickets are $5 and available through townhallseattle.org.
Known for her work as an actor in “Jessica Jones,” “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23,” and “Breaking Bad,” Ritter’s in town with her first novel, the thriller “Bonfire.” 6 p.m. Nov. 15, University Book Store.
The popular (and local!) YA author of the Lunar Chronicles series will read from her latest novel, “Renegades” — and judge a costume contest, too. 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park
This one should be fascinating: Kelly, an astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain, holds the record for the longest consecutive days in space. He’ll be here with his new memoir, “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery.” 7 p.m. Nov. 16, University Temple United Methodist Church; tickets are $29.99 (for two, includes copy of book) and available through brownpapertickets.com.
The local author will read from her new novel, “The Other Alcott,” inspired by the life of Louisa May Alcott (“Little Women”) and her sisters. 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Ravenna Third Place.
This article has been revised. A previous version of this article listed a Nov. 13 Town Hall appearance by Matthew Weiner. That event has been canceled.