Start: 5:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prizein his will in 1895. For over a century the prize has stood for extraordinaryaccomplishment in a variety of fields throughout the world. Join Active Minds as wetrace the history of the Nobel Prize, highlighting notable laureates, notable omissions,and a controversy here and there. We will also take a look at recent and possiblefuture winners and the political impact the prize can have in the world. PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Marisha Pessl, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster debut Special Topics in Calamity Physics, will read from and sign her new book Night Film ($28.00 Random House). This gorgeously written, psychological literary thriller follows an investigative journalist and his helpers as they set out to discover the truth behind the apparent suicide of Ashley Cordova, daughter of a reclusive, cult-horror film director who hasn’t been seen in public in over 30 years. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org Marisha Pessl’s website
Start: 7:30 pm
Highlands Ranch: Hank Phillippi Ryan is the investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate, and has won twenty-eight Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow awards. A bestselling author, Ryan has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards, and she serves on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Ryan will read from and sign The Wrong Girl ($24.99 Forge), her second thriller featuring newspaper reporter Jane Ryland and detective Jake Brogan. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com Hank Phillippi Ryan’s website