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The investigators. The storytellers. The bold thinkers.

The Santa Clara County Library District is proud to announce the Distinguished Author Series, featuring acclaimed best-selling writers who have captivated us, challenged us and fostered our curiosity. This fall, we welcome Sonia Nazario, John Carreyrou, and Susan Orlean. Hear from them firsthand and gain deeper insight into their stories, and how they crafted their works through meticulous and detailed research and reporting.

All events are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis. There is a $3 fee to park at De Anza College.
Photo: Sonia Nazario Bookcover: Enrique's Journey  

Sonia Nazario

Author of
Enrique’s Journey
October 22
7:00 pm
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse
SONIA NAZARIO has spent 20 years reporting social issues including hunger, drug addiction and immigration. Her award-winning bestseller, Enrique’s Journey, tells the story of a Honduran boy struggling to find his mother in the U.S. A graduate of Williams College and UC Berkeley, Nazario got her start writing for the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

Photo: John Carreyrou Bookcover: Bad Blood  

John Carreyrou

Author of
Bad Blood
October 30
7:30 pm
De Anza Visual & Performing Arts Center
JOHN CARREYROU is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He has won multiple awards for his extensive coverage of Theranos. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup was named the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year. For more information please visit

Photo: Susan Orlean Bookcover: The Library Book  

Susan Orlean

Author of
The Library Book
December 11
7:30 pm
Campbell Heritage Theatre 
Journalist and best-selling author SUSAN ORLEAN has an eye for the moving, the hilarious, and the surprising. The Library Book explores the history, power, and future of libraries, while delving into the mysterious fire that nearly destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986. An ever-engaging and unforgettable speaker, Orlean delivers lectures all over the country.

Jeannie Takagi Hsu
Ye, the event is happening tonight at 7:30pm. Here's link to the Facebook event:
10/30/2019 10:36:50 AM

The John Carreyou event isn't listed anywhere (that I can find) on the De Anza website - in general or on their Visual & Performing Arts Center calendar/page. Is it still happening tonight (10/30) and can you confirm the 7:30 start time? Thank you.
10/30/2019 10:16:09 AM

Jeannie Takagi Hsu
Yes, there will be books available for sale, Q&A and book signing available at each event.
10/24/2019 10:07:22 AM

kalpana mohan
Can you tell me if Susan Orlean will sign books at the event?
10/23/2019 4:50:52 PM

Jeannie Takagi Hsu
The books are being sold by an independent bookseller. The library can only quote the list prices for the books, which are:
Enrique’s Journey: list price is $18.00 + tax
Bad Blood: list price is $27.95 + tax
Library Book: list price for hb $28.00 + tax and pb $16.99 + tax
Thank you!
10/4/2019 10:39:02 AM

Ron Trainer
Hi Jeannie, what's the book price?
10/2/2019 3:25:04 PM

Jeannie Takagi Hsu
We will have Q&A as well as book signings at each Distinguished Author Series event. We will also have a vendor available selling copies of the books in case attendees would like to purchase a copy and have it signed. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the author events.
10/1/2019 2:32:54 PM

Katie W
Will there be a book signing at any of the events? Thanks!
9/29/2019 2:29:38 PM

Jeannie Takagi Hsu
Yes, all events are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
9/12/2019 8:29:19 AM

Are these free events with no need to rsvp in advance?
9/11/2019 9:21:06 PM

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