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Berks County young adult author to speak on November 8

Berks County young adult author Amy King will speak on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, from 4:30 to 5:30, in room 150 of the Franco Building. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

King’s latest novel, Everybody Sees the Ants is a Junior Library Guild selection, has received several starred reviews, and has been called "a subtly written, profoundly honest novel" by Booklist. Her 2010 novel, Please Ignore Vera Dietz was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, an Edgar Award Nominee, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Teens 2010, a Junior Library Guild selection, and a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick. Her first novel, The Dust of 100 Dogs, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an Indie Next Pick, and a Cybil award finalist. Her short fiction for adults has been widely published and was nominated for Best New American Voices 2010.

In addition to being an author, King has lived in Ireland, taught adult literacy, and been a rare poultry breeder, photographer, master printer, contractor, summer camp counselor, and pizza delivery driver. She is a graduate of Exeter High School who now lives in Robesonia with her husband and children.

This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Professional Writing baccalaureate degree program. For more information on the event, contact Rosemary Hauseman at 610-779-0738.

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