Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Matthew Quick

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm

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“Hello, Librarians—it’s me, Matthew Quick . . .” says the bestselling author (also known simply as Q) of The Silver Linings Playbook at the start of a short YouTube video. He goes on to thank librarians for “all that you do for the community” and to talk about his next book in which he introduces a “Girlbrarian.” But you can go one better than YouTube at Midwinter Meeting—you can hear Quick live.

“The Silver Linings Playbook,” Quick’s debut novel and a New York Times bestseller, has more than a half million copies in trade paperback and e-book, and was adapted into a blockbuster film nominated for eight Academy Awards, four Golden Globes and four Screen Actor Guild Awards. He is also the author of the YA novels “Sorta Like a Rock Star,” “Boy 21,” and “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.” Quick’s work has been translated into more than 20 languages and his accolades include a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention.

Quick’s upcoming novel, “The Good Luck of Right Now,” (Feb. 2014, HarperCollins) offers a funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, acceptance, Richard Gere, and a “Girlbrarian:” “For 38 years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. . . . How does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly? Bartholomew thinks he’s found a clue when he discovers a ‘Free Tibet’ letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother’s underwear drawer.” (It’s no wonder that Dreamworks has already optioned the film rights.)

Quick’s appearance is sponsored by HarperCollins.

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