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Check Out The Amazing December Author Talks Lineup

December Author Talks.

Join us online every month for our exciting author talk series, which offers a mix of perspectives and live Q&A with literary authors and industry experts. Every live session is recorded and shared on our author talks website for registrants to watch later.

December Author Talks:

Geraldine Brooks, New York Times Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author of March, People of the Book, and The Secret Chord

December 6 at 4 PM PST

Hear from the highly acclaimed and award-winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her body of work and highlighting her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred, Lexington, Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, love, obsession, art, science, and injustice across American history. Register for the Geraldine Brooks author talk.

Fredrik Backman,#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People

December 10 at 11 AM PST

Join us for an online chat with Fredrik Backman, bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his breathtaking new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series. The Winners returns to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes. In the two years since the events of Beartown, the residents must face difficult questions and determine just what they are willing to sacrifice for their home. Register for the Frederik Backman author talk.


Dr. Nicole Eustace, Professor of History, 2022 Pulitzer Prize Winner for History, and finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction

December 14 at 9 AM PST

Explore the early American history of Indigenous peoples and white colonists during a conversation with historian Dr. Nicole Eustace on her 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America. On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked an Indigenous hunter and left him for dead near Conestoga, Pennsylvania. In Covered with Night, Dr. Eustace reconstructs the murder, criminal investigations, and cross-cultural negotiations that challenged the definition of justice in early America. Register for the Nicole Eustace author talk.

The Library's virtual author talk series is supported by the efforts of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and its generous donors.