Presentation Time – 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM
My Life’s Work
Join Number #1 New York Times best-selling novelist Chris Bohjalian as he talks about his life and work — and why, for instance, he hopes never to write the same book twice. His conversation will focus on novels as diverse as The Flight Attendant and The Sandcastle Girls.
About Chris Bohjalian
Bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian uses his hugely popular novels to explore compelling social and historical issues like human trafficking, domestic violence, and the Armenian genocide, as well as the more intimate challenges of marriage, parenting, and sexuality. In his 20 books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers, Bohjalian has cultivated a wide and devoted audience. His breakout novel, Midwives, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and an Oprah’s Book Club selection. The Flight Attendant, one of his most recent books, was praised by USA Today as an “expertly turned thriller…an assured novel about reckoning not just with some ruthless bad guys, but private sadness as well.” A movie adaptation starring Kaley Cuoco is underway. Bohjalian’s books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Hartford Courant, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage, and Salon.