Oprah’s editor, famous authors at virtual book fest

Oprah’s magazine editor. Famous movie director Barry Sonnenfeld and authors of bestsellers.  This year’s seventh annual Palm Beach Book Festival just announced three panels for their virtual event March 19 and 20.

Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters is hosting the fair and selling tickets and books in advance. Tickets for each session are $10 and all three sessions are $25. Books are offered at a discounted with the purchase of event tickets. The first 50 books of each title purchased through FAU will be signed by the author.

Books and tickets at https://fauevents.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx  or by calling 561-297-6124.  Free shipping is available or the books can be picked up at the FAU bookstore on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. https://www.fau.edu/business-services/bookstore/

Here’s the lineup:

  • 4 p.m. Friday March 19: “World War II Heroines in the Shadows: Codes, Cunning and Covert Ops.” Larry Loftis, author of “The Princess Spy” and Kristin Harmel, author of “The Book of Lost Names.”
  • 10 a.m. Saturday March 20: George Saunders, author of “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain,” an instant New York Times bestseller. Saunders has written 10 books and teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University. Panel moderated by O Magazine editor Leigh Haber.
  • 4 p.m. Saturday, March 20: “You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Love this Panel!” Barry Sonnenfeld, movie director and author of “Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother!” in conversation with Patricia Marx, author of “You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time.”

The Palm Beach Book Festival at FAU is sponsored by the Batmasian Family Foundation and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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