Celebrating Community and the Library: 2021 Virtual Events

Princeton Public Library invites book lovers to connect and enjoy community at the Beyond Words 2021 events. The virtual talks for November and December will conversations with journalist and novelist Omar El  Akkad on November 12 at 7 p.m. and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz on December 3 at 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $60 per participant, per event.

El Akkad is the author of the recently-released What Strange Paradise, which has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for excellence in Canadian fiction. He is also the author of the award-winning 2017 novel American War. He will be joined in conversation by Professor Deborah Amos, the Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, an NPR international correspondent, and recipient of a 2021-22 Berlin Prize Fellowship.

Korelitz, a former Princeton resident, will be joined in conversation by Peter Ham and Eve Niedergang, both Friends of the Library. She is the author of The Plot; You Should Have Known, which was made into the HBO mini-series The Undoing; and Admission, which was made into the 2013 movie of the same name.

Tickets can be purchased at https://princetonlibrary.org/support-us/friends/beyond-words/.