Fall 2016 Authors

Fall Book and Author Luncheon
Nov. 4, 2016
Charleston Marriott
11:30 a.m.


It is with great enthusiasm and honor that we announce our Book and Author guest speakers. 


JANE GREEN is the author of 17 novels, including 16 New York Times Bestsellers, including her latest, “Summer Secrets.” She is published in over 25 languages, and has more than 10 million books in print worldwide. A former journalist in the UK, she has had her own radio show on BBC Radio London, and is a regular contributor on radio and TV.
LINWOOD BARCLAY is the #1 internationally bestselling author of 13 novels, including “Trust Your Eyes,” “A Tap on the Window,” “No Time for Goodbye” and “No Safe House.” His latest, “Broken Promise,” is the first of a trilogy about his fictional upstate New York town Promise Falls.
RON RASH is an award-winning New York Times bestselling novelist as well as a poet and short story writer. Raised in western North Carolina, Rash has been described as a significant Appalachian writer who has the ability to find the universal within the particulars of place. His latest novel, “The Risen,” was released this fall and tells the story of two brothers whose lives are irrevocably changed by the events of a long-ago summer.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER is a regular contributor to The New York Times op-ed page and the best-selling author of “The $64 Tomato,” “52 Loaves: A Half-Baked Adventure” and his latest “Flirting with French” about the pitfalls of trying to become fluent in French at the age of 57.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune says of his most recent book “Flirting with French, “ “It’s a fun ride with some laugh-out-loud moments, some life lessons and even some research that says it might not be pointless to try to learn a language in middle age.”
MARY NORRIS has worked for the New Yorker for more than 30 years. She has also written for The Talk of the Town and for newyorker.com. In her book “Between You & Me, Confessions of a Comma Queen,” Norris reflects on her career, the oft-debated quirks of New Yorker style, the serial comma and the joys of a well-sharpened pencil.