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An Incredible Season of Writers are Coming to Piper...

Save the dates and join us this fall when we welcome these incredible award-winning authors to the Piper Center!


Amy Tan, "The Valley of Amazement" book coverAmy Tan

October 17th

Recipient of the Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award, the Commonwealth Gold Award; and a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize, and the Orange Prize.

"The Joy Luck Club," by Amy Tan


David Quammen, "Spillover" book coverDavid Quammen

November 7th & 8th

Former Rhodes Scholar, Lannan Foundation Fellow, and Guggenheim Fellow; three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award; and recipient of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Natural World Book Prize, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and the Stephen Jay Gould Prize.

This event is presented with our co-sponsors:

"The Song of the Dodo," by David Quammen

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University
Center for Science and Imagination
Institute for Humanities Research
School of Life Sciences
School of Letters and Sciences


Jack Gantos, "From Norvelt to Nowhere" book coverJack Gantos

December 7th

Recipient of the Newbery Medal, the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the Quarterly West Novella Award, the California Young Reader medal, the Newbery Honor, the Printz Honor, and the Sibert Honor; finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature; and longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

"Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key," by Jack Gantos