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Author! Author! presents Timothy Egan
Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of seven books, most recently Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, named Best of the Month by Amazon.com. His book on the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won a National Book Award for nonfiction and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice, a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington State Book Award winner, and a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book. He writes a weekly column, "Opinionator," for the The New York Times.

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Author! Author! Special Event presents
James McBride and the Good Lord Bird Band.
Bend High Auditorium. $35 per ticket*
McBride is an author, musician and screenwriter. His landmark memoir, The Color of Water, rested on the New York Times bestseller list for two years. His debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna was translated into a major motion picture directed by American film icon Spike Lee and released September 2008.  His latest novel The Good Lord Bird, about American revolutionary John Brown, is the winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction.  James is touring with his Good Lord Bird Band.

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Author! Author! presents Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of Eat Pray Love, The Signature of All Things, Committed, Stern Men, The Last American Man and her most recent book, Big Magic, released September 2015.  She has been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Gilbert is best known, however for her 2006 memoir Eat Pray Love. The book was an international bestseller, translated into more than 30 languages and sold more than 10 million copies.

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Author! Author! presents Lisa See
Lisa See is an American writer and novelist. Her books include On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family, Flower Net, The Interior, Dragon Bones, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy and her latest novel, China Dolls, released in June 2014.  Both Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan received honorable mentions from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature.

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Author! Author! presents Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things.  She has written more than 30 works of fiction, including her just released novel The Marriage of Opposites. Other titles by Hoffman include: Practical Magic, The Red Garden, Aquamarine and the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth.  Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest, Harvard Review, Ploughshares and other magazines.

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Individual Event Ticket
(on sale September 1)

General Admission: $25
Preferred Seating**: $75

SeriesTicket (subscription)
(all four author presentations)
General Admission: $80
Preferred Seating**: $260

*Special Event/Special Buy: Purchase your ticket for James McBride and the “Good Lord Bird Band” at the same time you buy the Author! Author! literary series and save $15!  James McBride tickets are all general admission and sell for $35 when purchased separately from the literary series.

All seating for Author! Author! is open seating. You will be able to choose your seat when you arrive at the auditorium.

**Preferred seating tickets include preferred seating section in auditorium and an invitation to the private author reception.

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