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The Provo City Library is committed to bringing exciting, well-known and well-beloved authors to Utah Valley!  Only the finest authors and illustrators in the publishing world are invited to speak at the Library as part of our AuthorLink series.

For more information, sign up for our AuthorLink Newsletter.


Julie Berry

Wednesday, April 27
7:00 pm | Room 309

Julie Berry is the author of ALL THE TRUTH THAT’S IN ME. Join her for the tour of her latest novel, THE PASSION OF DOLSSA, a historical young adult novel set in medieval France that Kirkus has called “immersive and mesmerizing.” 

This event is free; no tickets required. 



Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all.  

Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, she’s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death by fire, and wants Dolssa executed, too. 

Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town of Bajas. 

When their lives collide by a dark riverside, Botille rescues a dying Dolssa and conceals her in the tavern, where an unlikely friendship blooms. Aided by her sisters and Symo, her surly but loyal neighbor, Botille nurses Dolssa back to health and hides her from her pursuers.  But all of Botille’s tricks, tales, and cleverness can’t protect them forever, and when the full wrath of the Church bears down upon Bajas, Dolssa’s passion and Botille’s good intentions could destroy the entire village.  

From the author of the award-winning ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME comes a spellbinding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page and make you wonder if miracles really are possible.


Darren Shan

Thursday, April 29
7:00 pm | Room 309

Darren Shan is the author of the CIRQUE DU FREAK series, THE DEMONATA series, the ZOM-B series, and many other horror novels for adults and young adults. In partnership with World Horror Con, he will visit the library to sign and talk about his books. 

This event is free; no tickets required. 


Kenneth Oppel

Wednesday, May 4
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Kenneth Oppel is the best-selling author of numerous books for young readers, including the SILVERWING trilogy, AIRBORN, and THE NEST. Join him for a reading and book signing.  

Free tickets for this event will be available online and at the First Floor Reference Desk beginning April 20. 



David Wiesner 

(Children's Book Festival Keynote Speaker)
Friday, May 6
7:00 pm | Ballroom

David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the United States and abroad. Three of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: TUESDAY in 1992, THE THREE PIGS in 2002, and FLOTSAM in 2007, making him only the second person in the award's long history to have won three times. He has also received three Caldecott Honors, for FREE FALL, SECTOR 7, and MR. WUFFLES!.

David Wiesner will be the featured guest at this year's Children's Book Festival; tickets for the keynote address will be available on April 23 at the Children's Desk. 

Interested in past AuthorLink events? Visit the AuthorLink Archive to see who's been here and to view photos and videos from your favorite events.

Questions?  Please contact the Community Relations Office at 801-852-7685.


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