Library Journal Day of Dialog 2019

May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019

8:00 am To 6:00 pm

524 W 59th Street, New York, NY 10019


    Event Description


    Join us for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year for a close-up look at the biggest forthcoming books from summer 2019 through winter 2020. You’ll hear from top authors in genre and literary fiction, plus hot-button nonfiction and graphic novels. You’ll get the low-down on top titles and publishing trends from editors on our two popular picks panels. And you’ll enjoy access to exclusive author signings and free ARCs, connect with key library marketing representatives, and network with library colleagues from around the country.


    9:00 AM—10:15 AM | Editors Picks Panel

    Kathryn Belden, VP & Executive Editor, Scribner: Simon & Schuster
    Pamela Dorman, VP & Publisher, Pamela Dorman Books: Viking: Penguin Random House
    Jordan Pavlin, VP & Executive Editor, Alfred A. Knopf: Penguin Random House
    Ben Sevier, Senior VP & Publisher, Grand Central Publishing: Hachette Book Group
    Tracy Sherrod, Editorial Director, Amistad: HarperCollins
    Lauren Wein, Executive Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Dan Zitt, Senior VP, Content Production, Penguin Random House Audio

    Moderator: Barbara Hoffert, Prepub Alert Editor, Library Journal

    10:15 AM — 11:00 AM | Women Have Their Say

    Nefertiti AustinMotherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America, Sourcebooks
    Adrienne BrodeurWild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Sarah M. BroomThe Yellow House, Grove Press: Grove Atlantic: Ingram Content Group
    Jaquira DíazOrdinary Girls, Algonquin Books: Workman Publishing
    Aarti Namdev ShahaniHere We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares, Celadon Books: Macmillan

    Moderator: Stephanie Sendaula, Associate Editor, LJ Reviews

    11:00 AM — 11:15 AM | Break/Signing

    11:15 AM — 12:00 PM | Thriller Quest

    Kalisha BuckhanonSpeaking of SummerCounterpoint, Ingram Content Group 
    Catherine Ryan HowardRewind, Blackstone Publishing 
    Chris PavoneThe Paris Diversion, Crown: Penguin Random House
    Helen PhillipsThe Need, S. & S.: Simon & Schuster 
    Riley SagerLock Every Door, Dutton: Penguin Random House
    Karin SlaughterThe Last Widow, Morrow: HarperCollins

    Moderator: Liz French, Senior Editor, LJ Reviews

    12:00 PM — 1:00 PM | Lunch/Signing

    1:00 PM — 1:35 PM | In the News

    Karine Jean-PierreMoving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America, Hanover Square Press: Harlequin
    Dina NayeriThe Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You, Catapult: Ingram Content Group
    James PoniewozikAudience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America, Liveright: W. W. Norton Group
    Matt TaibbiHate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another, OR Books: Ingram Content Group

    1:35 PM —  1:50 PM | Break/Signing

    1:50 PM — 2:25 PM | Top Fiction Debuts

    Andrea Bobotis, The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt, Sourcebooks Landmark: Sourcebooks
    Kira Jane BuxtonHollow Kingdom, Grand Central Publishing: Hachette Book Group
    E.R. RamzipoorThe Ventriloquists, Park Row, Harlequin
    Cadwell TurnbullThe Lesson, Blackstone Publishing

    Moderator: Meredith Schwartz, Executive Editor, Library Journal

    2:25 PM — 2:40 PM | Break/Signing

    2:40 PM — 3:15 PM | Fiction Makes History

    Alice HoffmanThe World That We Knew, S. & S.: Simon & Schuster 
    Karl MarlantesDeep River, Atlantic Monthly Press: Grove Atlantic: Ingram Content Group 
    Maaza MengisteThe Shadow King, Norton: W. W. Norton 
    Téa ObrehtInland, Random House: Penguin Random House

    Moderator: Barbara Hoffert, Prepub Alert Editor, Library Journal

    3:15 PM — 3:30 PM | Break/Signing

    3:30 PM — 4:05 PM | Community Reads

    Gabriel BumpEverywhere You Don’t Belong, Algonquin Books: Workman Publishing
    Ben LernerThe Topeka School, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Macmillan 
    Rion Amilcar ScottThe World Doesn’t Require You: Stories, Liveright: W. W. Norton 
    J. Ryan StradalThe Lager Queen of Minnesota, Pamela Dorman Books: Viking: Penguin Random House

    Moderator: Annalisa Pešek, Assistant Managing Editor, LJ Reviews

    4:05 PM — 4:20 PM | Break/Signing

    4:20 PM — 5:00 PM | Graphic Novels

    Tom Batten, LJ Graphic Novels Columnist
    Kelly Sue Deconnick, Aquaman. Vol. 1: Unspoken Water, DC Comics: DC
    Kim Deitch, Reincarnation Stories, Fantagraphic Books
    Gary Groth, President and Cofounder of Fantagraphics Books and Cofounder and Editor in Chief of The Comics Journal, print edition
    Sean MurphyBatman: White Knight, DC Black Label: DC

    Signing to follow

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