There aren't many author events in the area this month, but there are a few big ones.
Anthony Bourdain will be speaking this Friday, November 6th at 8pm at the Genesee Theater in Waukegan. Here's the rub: tickets range from $39.50 to $75. The $75 VIP tickets will get you a meet and greet and autograph from Bourdain. Now, I swoon for Anthony Bourdain. Love his books, love his show. But I'm not sure I love him $75 worth. That's a bit obnoxious. Besides, if I met him I would probably just embarrass myself.
Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, will be speaking at the Warren Newport Public Library in Gurnee, this Saturday, November 7th at 2pm. She is supporting Warming Families' effort to collect 25,000 hats for the homeless in 2009.
The Chicago Public Library will be hosting 2 major authors this month at the Harold Washington center. Jonathan Safran Foer will be discussing his new nonfiction book, Eating Animals, on November 18th at 6pm. Audrey Niffenegger will be discussing her new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, on November 19th at 6pm.