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April Authors

We have an amazing lineup of author events at the Jean Cocteau this month.

Tonight, we're playing host to CONNIE WILLIS, SFWA Grand Master, past worldcon Guest of Honor, author of BLACKOUT, ALL CLEAR, DOMESDAY BOOK, PASSAGE, REPLAY, "The Secret of Santa Titicaca," and many classic short stories, and winner of more Hugo and Nebula awards than any other author, male or female, living or dead.


A few weeks down the road, on Monday, April 21, we will be welcoming the  Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist JUNOT DIAZ, author of THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER and THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO.  The last time Junot was in Santa Fe, he filled the Lensic Theatre with its 850 seats.  The Cocteau has only 125, so if you'd like to hear him talk and get a book signed, call the theatre and reserve your place NOW.


A few days after Junot, on Thursday April 24, another megastar will be in town: bestselling mystery writer and historical novelist ANNE PERRY, whose bibliography includes 19 volumes in her William Monk series, 28 in the Thomas Pitt series, as well as fantasies, YA novels, stand-alones, and Christmas books.  I intend to ask her how in the world she can possibly be so prolific.  Maybe some of it will rub off on me.


Our author events at the Cocteau usually include an interview or dialogue with me or another host, a Q&A with the audience, sometimes a reading, always a booksigning.  Admission is FREE with the purchase of a hardcover, $5 with the purchase of a paperback, $10 without a book purchase.

Most of our past author events have been sold out, so if you'd like to hear Connie, Junot Diaz, or Anne Perry, call the Cocteau at 444-5528 and reserve your book, and your place, now.

See you at the booksigning.


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David Smart
Apr. 7th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
Don't be so hard on yourself
GRRM us fans give you some crap sometimes about TWOW but keep chugging away at the pace you're comfortable with. Honestly, very few authors have had the distinct pleasure (or pain in the ass) of having all of the media obligations linked to GOT and your other projects. They probably need to be asking you questions, like how the heck can they get some of that TV money? haha
Apr. 8th, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
Could you please come to the Bahamas (preferably Eleuthera)
Paul Fahrenkrug
Apr. 8th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
I always like knowing who an author I like enjoys reading. How was the BBQ last night with the premiere? We had tangy sweet sauce on chicken legs, kind of amusing considering.

Apr. 8th, 2014 06:31 am (UTC)
Connie Willis OMG
I'm in the middle of a massive story collection now. Her books are so deep and moving disguised by frenetic confused activity. The Doomsday Book and Passage still give me chills and I read them years ago. Doubt I can make it to the event but let's see. She also does lighter stuff with the same care.
Katherine Almonte
Apr. 9th, 2014 01:14 am (UTC)
This is amazing
You always have the best writers coming to your cinema. I wish I lived near by.
Michael Moore
Apr. 9th, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
The character, OSCAR WAO, would have loved your books, Mr. Martin...I hope you read about his 'brief wonderous life' because you've read so many fantasy classics that you'll get all the inside jokes { and Mr. Diaz's book is a masterpiece}.
Apr. 9th, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
Yes, I loved OSCAR WAO. Terrific book.
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