Author Events Nov. 12-18

  • Gina Webb
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Living
Isabel Allende, author of “In the Midst of Winter.” (photo: Lori Barra)

Writers and Their Fathers: Colm Tóibín. In this series of linked lectures, the Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet takes a closer look at the fathers of literary greats Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and William Butler Yeats. All events take place at Glenn Memorial Auditorium. 5 p.m. Nov. 12. “Sir William Wilde: An Eminent Victorian in Ireland.” Talk. Free. Limit two tickets per person, per event. Emory University, Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, 404-727-5050, emory.edu/ellmann/; 8 p.m. Nov. 13. “John Butler Yeats in Exile: Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad?” Talk. Free; 4 p.m. Nov. 14. “John Stanislaus Joyce & Dublin: Old Father, Old Artificer.” Talk. Free; 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Reading, signing. Free.

Hillary Clinton: A Conversation About Where We Are Now. Former senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate will take the stage as part of the tour for her new memoir, “What Happened.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Talk. Ticket prices vary, see link for updated information. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta, 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org 

Jonathan Eig, “Ali: A Life.” In the most comprehensive and insightful biography of Muhammad Ali to date, Eig reshapes our understanding of one of the 20th century’s most compelling figures. 8 p.m. Nov. 15. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW., Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com

Melissa Fay Greene, “The Underdogs.” In her latest book, Green (“Praying for Sheetrock”) examines how dogs have rescued both children and adults from the trenches of grief; emotional, physical, and cognitive disability; and post-traumatic stress disorder. 6 p.m. Nov. 16. Reading, reception. Free. Luchsinger Fireplace Lounge, Alston, Agnes Scott Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, 404 471-6000, calendar.agnesscott.edu

Hank Klibanoff Reading. Veteran journalist, author and professor of practice in Emory’s Creative Writing Program, Klibanoff co-authored the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation.” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Reading, reception, signing. Free. Emory University, Jones Room, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, 404-727-6861, arts.emory.edu

Isabel Allende, “In the Midst of Winter.” The renowned author of “The House of the Spirits” returns with a timely love story about a 60-year-old human rights scholar and a young, undocumented immigrant. 7 p.m. Nov 16. Talk, signing. $40. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW., Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com

Khizr Khan, “An American Family.” Muslim American Gold Star father Khan and his wife, Ghazala, received international attention following a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention that criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Khan’s moving, inspiring memoir reveals much about the man who extolled the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution, and is a reminder of why Americans should welcome newcomers from all lands. 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Talk, signing. Free. Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel, 453 Freedom Parkway NE., Atlanta, 404-420-5100, jimmycarterlibrary.gov

Karen Kingsbury, “In This Moment.” In Kingsbury's brand-new Baxter Family novel, a beloved high school principal who starts a Bible Study to improve the lives of his struggling students, only to become the national focus of a controversial lawsuit. 2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18. $30 includes signed copy, $50 includes signed copy of “Love Story.” Ticketed event. River Church, 2335 Sixes Road, Canton, 770-485-1975, www.riveratlanta.org/

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