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February Reading

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Saturday, February 9

Matt Richtel and Sophie Littlefield

Join us on Saturday for two local authors, and some thrilling science and history on tap for our event. We are featuring New York Times, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Matt Richtel, who also writes the Rudy Park comics, and novelist Sophie Littlefield, who has racked up nominations for the Edgar, Macavity, Barry, and Crimespree awards, and won the Anthony Award for her work, and shines in both adult and young adult fiction. Each will be reading a selection from their new work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson. Booksigning and schmoozing follows in the lounge, with books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books. Podcasting courtesy of Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column. Seating is limited; first come, first seated.

Matt Richtel is a novelist, cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times based in the San Francisco. He writes about technology, its impact on society, and how it changes the way we how we work, play, and relate to each other. His 2010 series, ‘Our Brain On Computers‘ focuses on how constant use of our devices impacts not only our behavior but our thought processes and even our neurology. His 2009 series about the dangers of multitasking while driving won the Pulitzer for national reporting. Richtel’s first novel, Hooked, was a national bestseller; its sequel, Devil’s Plaything, and the new, third, book, The Cloud, will be available for sale at the event. In his spare time, he writes the syndicated daily comic strip “Rudy Park.” The strip, launched in 2001, revolves around the lives of regular patrons at an Internet cafe. Richtel lives in San Francisco.

Sophie Littlefield’s first novel A Bad Day for Sorry, featured Stella Hardesty, a rural Missouri housewife-turned-vigilante. Since then, three more “A Bad Day for…” books have appeared, and her other series for adults, the zombie apocalypse Aftertime series (Aftertime, Survivors, Rebirth, and Horizon — “Rebirth is part The Walking Dead, part The Road, and part something totally new and engrossing.” —All Things Urban Fantasy), and her young adult science fictional novels Unforsaken and Banished (“An intense thriller of life-and-death proportions.” —Booklist), have catapulted her into the premier ranks of today’s fiction authors. Her new novel, Garden of Stones, is in bookstores this February. Sophie lives in Northern California with her husband and two teenagers.

Doors and cash bar opens at 6:00PM
Event begins at 7:00PM
Seating is limited – first come, first seated

Suggested $5-$10 donation at the door benefits Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California – SF in SF has raised over $40,000 for Variety.

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance between Quiznos and Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Don’t Drive — BART/MUNI Montgomery Street station is right at our front door, and parking in San Francisco sucks!!! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; find a parking garage here.

Tags: Matt Richtel · Readings · Sophie Littlefield