We’re off to Vegas! The Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau will be attending this year’s American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 26th to July 1st. The American Library Association’s Annual Conference is the world’s largest event for the library community, bringing over 25,000 book-lovers together for a weekend of lectures, discussions, and networking.
Will you be at ALA too? We’d love to see you if you are. Email us and let us know.
Acclaimed actress, bestselling author, and activist Jane Fonda is one of the most recognizable women of our time. She is a frequent speaker on youth development, women’s issues, and embracing the longevity revolution. Her new book Being a Teen is an all-encompassing guide to adolescence.
An extreme case of Tourette syndrome has done little to slow down Salt Lake City librarian Josh Hanagarne, author of The World’s Strongest Librarian. After faith and family, he credits books and weightlifting—adopted to control his tics—as his salvation. With disarming candor, Hanagarne shares his incredible story, bringing audiences to laughter and tears.
Three-time Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Holm has been a favorite among educators, librarians, and children since the publication of her award-winning first novel Our Only May Amelia.
Creativity author and famed tightrope walker Philippe Petit is accustomed to capturing the attention of crowds. The inventive performance artist has walked the high wire over eighty times, most famously between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. Petit brings his technical skills and mental strategies from tightrope to stage as he explains the creative process.
International bestselling author Markus Zusak’s haunting novel The Book Thief has been a mainstay on The New York Times bestseller list since it was first published in 2006. The movie adaptation of The Book Thief was released in November 2013.