So I was cleaning up the kitchen tonight after dinner, and my mind wandered to one of the books I’m currently reading — Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs — and how I wished I could attend one of his events (I’ve read and loved all of his other books). I live in the greater Chicago area, you’d think he’d make an appearance here right? Unfortunately we are not on the itinerary; according to his website he is flying over us from the East Coast to go to Denver and then to the West Coast, but not a Midwest appearance in sight (for now — I am holding out hope he will get here sometime).
Anyways so that got me thinking about other authors I’d like to see in person. Because I live near Chicago, I have been fortunate to see quite a number of authors (the major highlight was Margaret Atwood about nine years ago); but there are a few others, Mr. Jacobs included, who I think would be entertaining and/or fascinating to see and hear live. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, would certainly be one; Nathan Englander, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, is another. Hopefully one day they will make their way here.
Are there any authors you would especially like to see in person?