Like Author Talks? You'll Love The Chicago Humanities Festival Schedule

Like Author Talks? You'll Love The Chicago Humanities Festival Schedule

If you're the type that gets your jollies listening to authors talk, then the Chicago Humanities Festival schedule is required reading.

This year's festival, "Animal: What Makes Us Human," includes a host of great authors making Evanston or Chicago appearances, including:

Delia Ephron
Sunday, October 13
Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

Screenwriter and author Delia Ephron's newest release is Sister Mother Husband Dog, a collection of essays that includes a revealing remembrance of her late sister, Nora. Previous to that was the 2012 release, The Lion is In—a fantastic tale of three women's lives converging at a bar attraction, a caged lion.

Katherine Boo
Sunday, October 13
Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai City was one of the IT books of 2012, landing on numerous "best book" lists.

Junot Diaz
Sunday, October 13
Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

Junot. Freaking. Diaz. It's the Evanston author trifecta with Pulitzer winnner Diaz closing it out Sunday night.

Rebecca Skloot
Sunday, October 20
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago

Skloot's book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is a medical thriller, bestseller and book club bucket list read. Skloot will be talking about her next project that centers on her work with animals.

Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)
Friday, November 1
Frances W. Parker School, Chicago

Mr. Snicket is ready to answer your questions, so bring 'em. He's also promoting his next work, When Did You Last See Her?, the second in his latest All the Wrong Questions series.

Temple Grandin
Saturday, November 9
UIC Forum, Chicago

Grandin's trailblazing memoir on autism has made her a premier scholar and advocate on disability issues.

This isn't a complete list—there are many amazing lecturers hitting the stage this season, including Martina Navratilova, David Axelrod, and more. But for book enthusiasts ... whoa. What a collective. Get your tix now!

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