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2009 Authors! Authors! Fall Series

Two best-selling authors, one a fantasy/comic book writer and the other a social/political satirist, are scheduled for the 2009 Authors! Authors! Fall Series this October and November, 2009. The series, now in its 15th-year, is presented by The Blade and arranged by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Fantasy author and comic book writer Neil Gaiman is scheduled to speak on Monday, October 5, and social and political satirist Christopher Buckley is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, November 18. Both authors will appear at 7 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater, Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo.

Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living, post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.

He is the creator and writer of the cult DC Comics series Sandman, and his 2008 Newbery Award-winning children’s work The Graveyard Book. Gaiman has made a splash in film for co-penning the scripts for Beowulf and Stardust.      

Neil Gaiman’s books will be available for sale. In place of a traditional book signing, autographed book plates will be available to the first 150 people in line after his talk.

Christopher Buckley is the author of thirteen books, including his 2008 best-seller Supreme Courtship. He has been hailed as “the quintessential political novelist of his time” by Fortune Magazine. His lectures provide a comedic look at national political and world affairs.

Buckley’s latest book, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir, partly documents Buckley’s coping with the passing of his father, William F. Buckley, the father of the modern conservative movement. He serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine Forbes FYI.

“Year after year, the Blade and the Library bring you the best in contemporary authors and writers,” said Library Director Clyde Scoles. “We are proud to welcome such accomplished authors to Toledo and look forward to seeing everyone for another great season.”

Following Buckley’s program, the author will be available to sign copies of his books. The author’s works will be available for purchase at the program from Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Authors! Authors! tickets are $10 per person, and $8 for students.  Tickets are available now for purchase at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library locations and are limited in quantity. For more series details or for tickets, call 419.259.5266





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