Jeffrey Archer began book festival in the Twin Cities – Twin Cities

Bestselling British author Jeffrey Archer speaks at a virtual event with Minnesota Carl Brooks at 3pm on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, kicking off the Twin Cities Book Festival. (Courtesy of the Twin Cities Book Festival)

Jeffrey Archer: The best-selling British author of novels, non-fiction and short stories is giving the virtual start to the Twin Cities Book Festival, as Carl Brookins interviews Minnesota mystery writer/critic at a special publishing day event for Archer’s thrilling new movie Next in the Line. The movie is set in the year 1988 when Britain was falling in love with Princes Diana, Det. Chief Inspector William Warwick of the London Metropolitan Police knows that the security of the royal family is vital, and that one weak link can be disastrous. Now, a rebel organization threatens members of the royal family. Archer, a member of the House of Lords, worked with the late Princess as a Member of Parliament and a charity volunteer. 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 27. Registration is required. Go to:

Jimmy Ford: His novel “The Many Daughters of Avon Moi” discusses the intergenerational trauma of a family of women that began when their ancestor was the first Chinese woman to set her bound feet on American soil. Personally. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, Washington County Library, 8595 Central Place, Woodbury, courtesy of Club Book. Go to:

Jacqueline Heron: He signs copies of her debut titled Rewriting Margaret. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, September 30, Lake Country Barrow Books, 4766 Washington Square, White Bear Lake.

Stephen Hayden: Launch of “Long Road: Pearl Jam and Jill’s Soundtrack”. 7 p.m. Monday, September 26, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.

McGrath and Friends will: Presented “Farewell Transfer: Notes from Hidden Spaces” with Curtis Sittenfeld and Ali Sultan. This collection of articles crosses the world, from Yemen to the Bronx and beyond. One is about Cliff Jones, a black man in New York City who was acquitted after 30 years of wrongful imprisonment. The author worked on the piece with Jones for several years. 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave. W., Mpls. , Submitted by Magers & Quinn.

John Owens: A picture book without words can convey a lot through its detailed illustrations. John Owens does it right in “One Winter Up North,” a trek through the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness in winter. Owens, a freelance illustrator who teaches at the University of Minnesota, is the author of “One Summer Up North,” also inspired by his travels to the Boundary Waters. His drawings, in light gray, pale blue, and white, show a couple having coffee in an icy lake while their child plays in the snow. The image of a lake bordered by snowy trees evokes silence. And in a couple of pages, it’s scattered snow on a large lake, with yellow light coming from a small, cozy cabin. Owens will release his book (University of Minnesota Press), at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, at Red Balloon Library, 891 Grand Ave. , Register at:

PENG SHEPHERD: Virtually speaking about her award-winning novels, “Cartographers,” “The M Book,” and “The Library of the Future.” 7 p.m. Monday, September 26, presented by Club Book. Go to:

Michael Stanley: The writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip presents “Deadly Testament,” the eighth in a series of police action by David “Kobo” Bingo who eventually becomes a detective for the Botswana Department of Criminal Investigation. In this sequel, the huge man whose nickname means Hippo is a humble policeman who is sent on what seems like a boring mission to a village where ancient bones of a group of Bushmen have been found. Soon, his boss becomes entangled in a web of village secrets, prejudice against a Bashman who wants to return to his ancestral home, and a dispute over water rights. Trollip will be in person in the store; Sears will appear roughly from South Africa. 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, Once Upon a Time, at Crime, 604 West 26th Street, Mpls. This is the first hybrid software in the store, in person and online. Register at:

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Rapper, singer and author Desa.  (Courtesy of Bill Phelps)
Rapper, singer and author Desa. (Courtesy of Bill Phelps)

Rain Taxi Review will release Minneapolis-based writer/musician dessa “Breasts on the Moon” on October 15 Twin Cities Book Festival At the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This is the latest in the Rain Taxi book series, jointly published by Rain Taxi with Doomtree, the hip-hop and recording collective of which Desa is a founding member. This is the closing of a special festival at 5 pm at the Center for Fine Arts. Attendees can pick up a $5 ticket from the Rain Taxi booth at the Progress Center between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on festival day. Desa is the author of My Own Devices, a memoir about her life as a touring musician that made the best NPR books of 2018. Rain Taxi also published her little book of poetry, A Pound of Steam.

The winner of the Graywolf Press Non-Fiction Award in Minneapolis is Jung Hye Chae About “Pojangmacha People”, which explores the idea of ​​maternal inheritance of “Han” in the Korean diaspora. It focuses on the lives of “ordinary” Korean mothers of post-war diaspora families who take action as their fortune makers. She explores her childhood in South Korea in the 1970s, and takes readers through her trip to the United States. “I’ve been searching for the root song of my ancestors, the ghosts I was, will be, or will be,” she told her publisher. The Graywolf Prize for Fiction Books Honors and encourages the art of realistic literature and is awarded for an outstanding manuscript by an emerging author who has published no more than two previous nonfiction books.

Sue Roegge took to Facebook to remind recipients of Chapter 2 books In Hudson, Wisconsin, the store is still for sale and will not be closed. “We’re in every area,” says Rogge, who owns the business with her husband Brian.

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