AWP 2016 is less than one week away, and we’re thrilled to be heading to Los Angeles!
This is the 49th year of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs‘s annual conference. Over the course of four days (March 30-April 2), more than 12,000 attendees will gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center & J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, making it the largest literary conference in North America. Many of Macmillan’s acclaimed authors will be in attendance, and several will even be signing in our booth (601)! To help navigate the inevitable conference craziness, we’ve compiled this list of Macmillan’s author signings. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet our incredible authors, and have them sign your books!
Save the dates and stop by booth 601!
Friday, April 1st
11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.: Marjorie Sandor, Aimee Bender, and Edward Gauvin
Marjorie Sandor is the author of four books, including The Late Interiors: A Life Under Construction. Her story collection, Portrait of my Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime, won the 2004 National Jewish Book Award in Fiction, and an essay collection, The Night Gardener: A Search for Home won the 2000 Oregon Book Award for literary non-fiction. Her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, AGNI, The Hopkins Review and The Harvard Review among others. Most recently, she edited The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon.
American novelist and short story writer, Aimee Bender, and writer and translator, Edward Gauvin, will be signing with Marjorie. Their stories were featured in The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows, which Marjorie edited.
12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m.: Jennine Capó Crucet
Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers and a story collection, How to Leave Hialeah, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, John Gardner Book Prize, Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald and the Latinidad List. A PEN/O. Henry Prize winner and Bread Loaf Fellow, she was a Picador Guest Professor at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She was raised in Miami and is currently assistant professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
3:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m.: Héctor Tobar
Héctor Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and a novelist. He is the author of Deep Down Dark, The Barbarian Nurseries,Translation Nation, and The Tattooed Soldier. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he is a native of Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and three children.
Saturday, April 2nd
2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.: Roxana Robinson
Roxana Robinson is the author of four previous novels, including Cost, three collections of short stories, and the biography Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal,
More, and Vogue, among other publications.