Mara Wilson and her book cover for Where Am I Now?

Meet The Faceless Old Woman at Book Riot Live

Welcome to Night Vale fans, rejoice! Mara Wilson is joining the line-up at Book Riot Live. If you’re not a Night Vale resident, you might also know Wilson as a former child-actor, current storyteller, Tweeter extraordinaire, and soon-to-be author of the memoir Where Am I Now? (coming in September of 2016).  Tackling everything from what she learned about […]

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Books and Swag and More: Introducing Our 2016 Vendors

We’re delighted to welcome back some of our vendors and exhibitors from last year, and say hello to some new ones! Here’s the scoop on some of the booths you’ll see at Book Riot Live 2016. Bookwitty: Bookwitty is returning as our 2016 sponsor! They combine a network of book enthusiasts with a network of publishers […]

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Ken Liu wins Locus Award for GRACE OF KINGS

So many congratulations are in order for Ken Liu! The Grace of Kings was selected as the winner of this year’s Locus Award for a First Novel — Jenn talks more about it in this Reading Pathway for Liu’s work. Yet another reason to look forward to hearing from Liu at this year’s Book Riot […]

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Who’s Who at Book Riot Live 2016: Round 3

Ready to welcome the newest round of speakers to Book Riot Live 2016? Let’s get to it! Jade Chang‘s debut novel The Wangs vs. The World is a hilarious road trip novel that also tackles race and culture clash in America — and you can download the first chapter free from Publishers Lunch! It’s part of the […]

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Five Reasons To Read Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques

Jeph Jacques will be speaking at Book Riot Live 2016, November 12 and 13 in New York City. This post originally ran on, by Marcy Cook. Jeph Jacques is something of an anomaly in the webcomics world. His ongoing and most widely known work, Questionable Content, is a webcomic that’s been drawn nearly five […]

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This Calls for a Drink with Diane McMartin

New Evening Event Added to Book Riot Live!

Have you ever wondered what wine would pair perfectly with your favorite book? Diane McMartin can help with that. The Certified Sommelier and author of This Calls for a Drink! will be pairing wine with select other Book Riot Live speakers’ books and hosting a discussion and reading with them on Friday, November 11, 7 p.m. at the Strand’s […]

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Reading Pathway: Valentine De Landro

Valentine De Landro will be speaking at Book Riot Live 2016, November 12 and 13 in New York City. This post originally appeared on, by Emma Lawson. Valentine De Landro is an illustrator, artist, and designer who has been working in comics for years, creating art for superhero comic books with Marvel and DC, […]

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author photo collage including Charlie Jane Anders, Valentine De Landro, Meg Medina, Walter Mosley, Patrick Phillips, and Phoebe Robinson

Who’s Who at Book Riot Live 2016: Round 2

As you might have noticed (because we keep talking about it), we’ve been adding speakers to the Book Riot Live 2016 line-up! We’ll be revealing more speakers — and details about the programming — as summer continues; in the meantime, please allow me to introduce you to our newest guests. Charlie Jane Anders: If you’ve […]

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Walter Mosley Will Be at Book Riot Live!

Bestselling, Grammy Award-winning author Walter Mosley will be joining us at Book Riot Live! Best known for his Easy Rawlins series, Mosley has written more than 40 books across genres including mystery, science fiction, and memoir. We’re so excited to have him, we’re extending the early bird ticket discount till June 30. Get $40 off […]

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Reading Pathways: Ken Liu

Ken Liu will be speaking at Book Riot Live 2016. Ken Liu has won the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, is writing an epic fantasy series, AND has translated one of the most popular science fiction novels in China. I don’t know how he finds time to do all of that, but I do know where […]

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Charlie Jane Anders & Valentine De Landro at Book Riot Live

That’s right: Valentine De Landro, co-creator of Bitch Planet, Charlie Jane Anders, editor-in-chief of, and poet and professor Patrick Phillips will be at Book Riot Live 2016, presented by Bookwitty! They’ll be joining speakers Jeph Jacques, Ken Liu, Maria Dahvana Headley, and more to bring you two days of panels, games, discussions, and signings. Register […]

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