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Posted 10/03/03, by Meg Brazill
Two novelists and a researcher to discuss their work at catered events
The 25th annual Book and Author Event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Alumni Hall. The event will include a breakfast at 8 a.m. and luncheon at noon.
The speakers for both the breakfast and lunch programs are: Jodi Picoult, author of Second Chance, Peter Krass, author of Carnegie, and Jean-Benoît Nadeau, co-author (with his wife, Julie Barlow) of Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong.
Tickets for the breakfast program are $24 for members of the Friends of the Hopkins Center and Hood Museum, and $26 for nonmembers. Luncheon is $28 (members) or $30 (nonmembers). For tickets and information, call 646-2006. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Oct. 16.
Picoult has published nine other novels including Song of the Humpback Whale, Picture Perfect, The Pact, and Salem Falls. The Pact was made into a television movie, which aired on Lifetime Network in November 2002. She teaches workshops for the New Hampshire Writers' Program and the Boston Center for Adult Education and is also involved with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. A graduate of Princeton University, she obtained her Masters degree in Education from Harvard University.
Krass has written for Investor's Business Daily and Across the Board, and he recently served as script consultant for a BBC Television program on Andrew Carnegie, which is scheduled to air this winter. He has also written seven other books called The Wisdom Series. These books impart the business philosophy of thinkers over hundreds of years. He is working on another novel called Blood and Whiskey: The Life and Times of Jack Daniel, an American Legend. He is a graduate of Lafayette College and Seton Hall.
Nadeau and his wife spent two years traveling in France "to discover what makes the French tick, and where France is headed in the era of globalization and European integration." The book, Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong, is the result of their travels. Nadeau has received 17 journalism awards and has written for L'actualité, Saturday Night Magazine, National Post Business, and Quebec Science. He graduated from McGill University and lives in Montreal, Canada, where he and his wife are working on their next book, The Story of French.
- By Meg Brazill
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