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With heavy heart, I’m postponing my SHOUT paperback book tour and cancelling my attendance at SXSW EDU.
I’m one of those immunocompromised folks you’ve be hearing about; staying home is the only safe option for me.
We’re investigating using tech for a live chat opportunity to connect with stores or book clubs who want to talk with me.
Wash your hands, my friends!
Let’s take care of each other, read lots of books, and make it through these challenging times in a spirit of compassion.
-Laurie Halse Anderson
Meet award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson on tour in support of the paperback edition of her New York Times bestselling memoir, SHOUT! Laurie will be in-conversation with Joy McCullough!
Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. In 1999, her groundbreaking, award-winning novel Speak opened the door for a national dialogue about rape culture and consent. Now, twenty years later, she reveals her personal history as a rape survivor in a searing poetic memoir, SHOUT.
Praised as "captivating," "powerful," and "essential" by critics, this soul-searching memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. An instant New York Times bestseller, SHOUT received nine starred reviews and was named a best book of the year by TIME, NPR, Seventeen, Parents, and others.
*Please be advised that this event will include discussion of mature topics. Therefore, this event is recommended for ages 13+.
Laurie Halse Anderson has received both the Margaret Edwards Award and the ALAN Award for her contributions to young adult literature. She has also been honored by the National Coalition Against Censorship in recognition of her fight to combat the censoring of literature. She is the author of the groundbreaking National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor Book Speak. She is also author of the critically acclaimed YA books Prom, Twisted, Catalyst, Wintergirls, and The Impossible Knife of Memory. She has also authored a number of middle grade titles including The Vet Volunteers series, and the historical fiction Seeds of America Trilogy, which includes Forge, ALA Best Book for Young Adults Fever 1793, and the National Book Award finalist and Scott O'Dell Award-winner Chains. She and her husband live in northern New York State. Follow Laurie on Twitter @halseanderson and visit her at madwomanintheforest.com.
Joy McCullough is not outdoorsy and she has a terrible sense of direction. She did climb a Guatemalan volcano one time, and she has hiked through Discovery Park. But she much prefers to stay inside, writing books and plays from her home in the Seattle area, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her debut novel Blood Water Paint was longlisted for the National Book Award and was a William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist. Visit her at JoyMcCullough.com.