Reminder – 4/26/2018 8pm @ WQED – Nebby: People Who Write Books Around Here

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Tune in tomorrow night for Nebby #3!

4/26/2018 8pm @ WQED – Nebby: People Who Write Books Around Here

Read more about the upcoming show below.

Rick Sebak gets nebby with local writers in new WQED-TV documentary

The third program in Rick Sebak’s NEBBY series for WQED-TV celebrates the work of Pittsburgh-area writers, ranging from Willa Cather to a group of contemporary novelists, a memoirist and a poet.

“People Who’ve Written Books Around Here” premieres 8 p.m. April 26 and will rebroadcast at 7:30 p.m. April 29.

The half-hour program gives a glimpse into the working habits of some local wordsmiths Stewart O’Nan, Tom Sweterlitsch, Cameron Barnett, Lori Jakiela, Dave Newman and Osama Alomar.

Nebby #3

Show #3 in Rick Sebak’s “Nebby” series turns the page on Pittsburgh area authors of all kinds. Celebrate the written words of Tom Sweterlitsch, Stewart O’Nan, Lori Jakiela, Dave Newman, Osama Alomar and more! For everyone who’s at all “Nebby” about books, reading and of course… Pittsburgh!


One City One Book @ Vienna, Austria: Last Night at the Lobster

The city of Vienna, Austria, is reading Last Night at the Lobster!

The events are as follows:

November 9, 12:00 – 13:30
Messe Wien, foyer of hall D

November 9, 14:00 – 14:30
Messe Wien

November 9, 19:00 – 22:00
Rathaus Vienna

November 10
Bundesrealgymnasium GRG 23

November 10, 19:30
Vienna Energy World

[One City, One Book: Vienna]

[Wiener Gratis-Buch 2017: Stewart O’Nan’s hit novel “Last Night”]

10/24/17 6:30 pm: The Kansas City Public Library – A Conversation With Stewart O’Nan

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:30 pm
4801 Main Street, KC, MO 64112
There’s no pigeonholing novelist Stewart O’Nan or his books. They are, The New York Times said, “as remarkable for their precise, economical language and depth of characterization as for the fact that each is as different from its predecessor, in style, tone and narrative approach, as if it had come from a different author.”

O’Nan’s work spans from Snow Angels and Last Night at the Lobster to a nonfiction collaboration with Stephen King, Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season. In conjunction with his four-day stay as the Cockefair Writer in Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he discusses his craft and career in a conversation with Angela Elam of KCUR-FM’s New Letters on the Air.

Co-presented by the Writers at Work Round Table, the Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair at UMKC, and the UMKC English Department.

6/8/17 6:30PM: Meet the Author – Squirrel Hill Library

Join us on June 8 at 6:30 pm for Meet the Author with Stewart O’Nan. Stewart O’Nan’s award-winning fiction includes Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, and Emily, Alone. He lives in Pittsburgh.

Stewart O’Nan’s most recent publication, City of Secrets, is a timely moral thriller of the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after the Second World War. In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees by the tens of thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it were hunted as illegals by the British mandatory authorities there and relied on the underground to shelter them; taking fake names, they blended with the population, joining the wildly different factions fighting for the independence of Israel. City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he’s ever loved. A noirish, deeply felt novel of intrigue and identity written in O’Nan’s trademark lucent style, City of Secrets asks how both despair and faith can lead us astray, and what happens when, with the noblest intentions, we join movements beyond our control.


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