Verse & Vino 2015

November 5, 2015 at Charlotte Convention Center

Featuring New York Times best-selling authors, with emcee Sheri Lynch.

Featured authors:

chris bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of 17 books, including the New York Times best-sellers The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, and Midwives. His novel Midwives was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages, and three of his novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers). New Release: The Guest Room

T.J. EnglishT.J. English is a noted journalist, screenwriter, and author of the New York Times best-sellers Havana Nocturne, Paddy Whacked, and The Savage City, as well as The Westies, a national bestseller, and Born to Kill, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. He has written for Esquire, Playboy, and New York magazine, among other publications. His screenwriting credits include episodes for the television crime dramas NYPD Blue and Homicide, for which he was awarded the Humanitas Prize. New Release: Where the Bodies Were Buried

Dolen Perkins-ValdezDolen Perkins-Valdez is the author of the New York Times bes-tselling novel Wench. Her fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review, StoryQuarterly, StorySouth, and elsewhere. In 2011 she was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction. She was also awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. New Release: Balm


Gregory MaGuireGregory Maguire is the New York Times best-selling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for the blockbuster Tony Award winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. New Release: After Alice

Karin SlaughterKarin Slaughter is the No. 1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times best-seller Cop Town. There are more than 30 million copies of her books in print around the world. New Release: Pretty Girls

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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation was back at the Charlotte Convention Center at Verse & Vino this year. We are thrilled to announce that we had 1,100 people in attendance and raised over $475,000… with donations still coming in. If there is a group of people more dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to improving and strengthening an organization like the Library, it’s our Verse & Vino guests. They’re the reason why we are one of America’s leading urban public libraries.

This year we were joined once again by our emcee Sheri Lynch and five outstanding New York Times bestselling authors: David Baldacci, Sarah McCoy, Javier Zamora, Megan Giddings, and Adriana Trigiani.

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