Amy Tan, Anna Faris, G. Willow Wilson between authors in town this 7 days

In this article are notable writer occasions for the 7 days of Oct. 20-Oct. 26.

A Pulitzer Prize winner, a creator of a beloved comic series, and a former nearby who created it massive in Hollywood — just three of this week’s checking out authors. Here’s a sampling of what’s taking place in the nearby e book earth this 7 days for finish listings, see the web site of your beloved bookstore or venue.

Alice Hoffman

Bear in mind Hoffman’s 1995 novel “Practical Magic,” created into a 1998 movie with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman? Following all these yrs (and various other novels), Hoffman has prepared a prequel: “The Regulations of Magic,” which she’ll explore as aspect of Third Put Books Literary Luncheon series at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Ravenna Third Put $45 (involves e book and lunch).

Jere Van Dyk

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An American journalist kidnapped in Pakistan in 2008, Van Dyk is the writer of “The Trade: My Journey into the Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping.” He’ll discuss about his ordeal — and his own subsequent investigation of it — at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Route Auditorium (2201 Westlake Avenue, Seattle), presented by City Hall $5.

G. Willow Wilson

Wilson, the Hugo Award-successful writer of the comic series “Ms. Marvel” (which features a Pakistani-American teenage woman from Jersey Metropolis), will be interviewed by KUOW’s Jamala Henderson at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Langston Hughes Accomplishing Arts Institute (104 17th Avenue S, Seattle) $20.

Amy Tan

The writer of “The Joy Luck Club” and other novels returns with a memoir, “Where the Past Begins,” about how she grew to become a writer. She’ll be interviewed by nearby novelist Laurie Frankel at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Seattle General public Library’s Central Library.

Jennifer Egan

Fresh from the American Book Award’s fiction longlist, the writer of the Pulitzer Prize-successful “A Go to from the Goon Squad, is right here with her new novel “Manhattan Beach” — a jewel-like, traditional novel established in Planet War II-period New York Metropolis, exactly where a young lady is established to develop into the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s initially woman diver. 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Elliott Bay Book Co.

David Neiwert

The Seattle-centered investigative reporter and writer of “Alt-America: The Increase of the Radical Correct in the Age of Trump” will discuss at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at College Lutheran Church (1604 NE 50th St., Seattle), presented by City Hall $5.

Gabrielle Union

“We’re Likely to Want Much more Wine” is the fantastic title of Union’s new e book of essays she’s an actress (known for various motion pictures and the Tv series “Being Mary Jane”) and activist whose e book discusses gender, sexuality, race, elegance, Hollywood and other subjects. 7 p.m. Oct. 25, College Book Retail store.

Anna Faris

The actress, a UW alumna who grew up in Edmonds, helps make a go to household to chat about her new e book, “Unqualified,” encouraged by her comic podcast “Anna Faris Is Unqualified.” 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at College Temple United Methodist Church, presented by College Book Retail store tickets are $28 (involves e book).

Maria Mudd Roth

A natural historical past writer of a lot more than a dozen nonfiction guides, Roth is right here to converse about her hottest, “A Sideways Glance at Clouds” at 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Third Put Books at Seward Park.

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