Our 2017 Mary Higgins Clark Chair will be the wonderful young adult novelist A.S. King, who has been called “one of the best Y.A. writers working today” by The New York Times Book Review. But we know that some of you knew that already, as fans of her novels Still Life with Tornado, I Crawl Through It, Reality Boy, and others.
Faculty members Glenn Hendler and Stacey D’Erasmo have set up an online book club space on Blackboard, where students and faculty can discuss their reactions to A.S. King's 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner, Ask the Passengers. In Ask the Passengers, high school senior Astrid Jones finds that strangers might be the best people to confide in, especially when you find yourself with so many secrets to keep. As it turns out, some of those strangers have secrets of their own to share.the book—thoughts, ideas, feelings, and questions all welcome. To join the discussion, go to http://bit.ly/2017FordhamEnglishBookGroup. You'll need to log in to your Fordham Blackboard account.
King will begin her visit with a talk titled "Writing Novels - Trust the Process, Work Often, Die Happy." It will take place at 6pm on Monday, October 2, in the McNally Amphitheatre on the Lincoln Center campus. For more information, and to RSVP (please do!) go to: http://bit.ly/MHC-ASKing-2017.