A READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHORS LAURA MCBRIDE AND WALTER KIRN
Laura McBride teaches as the College of Southern Nevada and lives with her husband and two children in Las Vegas. Her first novel, We Are Called to Rise, published by Simon & Schuster in 2014, and set in Las Vegas, was one of Pop Sugar’s Best Books of 2014, a #1 IndieNext pick, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers choice and a BBC Simon Mayo Radio2 Book Club choice.
Currently a Bennett Fellow at Black Mountain Institute, Walter Kirn is the author of nine books, including Up in the Air and Thumbsucker, which have been made into feature films. His most recent book is Blood Will Out, a memoir of his friendship with con artist and murderer Clark Rockefeller. His work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The New Republic, GQ and Esquire.
This evening’s event is hosted and moderated by Adam Burke. Adam is an award-winning radio producer whose work has been heard on National Public Radio, American Public Media, BBC, CBC Canada and ABC Australia. His story Sucked Into the Tunnels Beneath Las Vegas was recognized for its narrative and sound-design excellence by the Third Coast International Audio Festival in 2010. Adam served as News Director at Nevada Public Radio for 5 years.