Incite: Susan Orlean on “The Library Book”

Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and Vancouver Public Library

Incite: Susan Orlean on “The Library Book”


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Wednesday, March 6
7:30 pm
Alice MacKay Room - Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

“Everybody who loves books should read this book,” says The Washington Post of New Yorker reporter and New York Times-bestselling author Susan Orlean’s latest work. Fest supporters won’t want to miss this interview, then, with Orlean and author and journalist Carol Shaben, fittingly in one of our very own sacred spaces, the downtown VPL. They’ll explore the different facets of The Library Book—from homage paid to the beloved institution that set Orlean on her path to becoming a writer, to the investigation into a disastrous 1986 fire that destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library, and the crucial role libraries play in our society.

Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest with support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.

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Incite: Susan Orlean on “The Library Book”

Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including Rin Tin TinSaturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award–winning film Adaptation. She lives with her family and her animals in upstate New York and may be reached on her website and