Little City Books located at 100 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken is hosting its second Hoboken Literary Weekend from April 1st – 3rd. Best-selling authors from sci-fi, memoir, fiction, history, YA, science, and poetry will be in the bookstore with readings, Q&As, interviews, and book signings.
Participating authors in this year’s Hoboken Literary Weekend include:
FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST:
John Scalzi (7PM): Hugo Award winner and former president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America John Scalzi with The Kaiju Preservation Society.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND:
Alex Wellerstein (1PM): Stevens Institute professor + best-selling author of Restricted Data: The History of Nuclear Secrecy in America and creator of the terrifying Nukemap.
Weike Wang (2:30PM): Born in Nanjing China, Wang received a PhD in public health from Harvard. She was a National Book Award 5 Under 35 winner, and a Whiting Award winner. Her stories have been in The Best American Short Stories and the O’Henry Prize Anthology. Her second novel, Joan is Okay, was published by Random House in 2022.
Kirstin Valdez Quade (4:30PM): Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor at Princeton. Her novel The Five Wounds was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence.
Artistic Director of Mile Square Theatre Kevin R. Free (6PM): with The Niceties director John Eric Scutchins.
Fintan O’Toole (6:30PM): Journalist and drama critic for The Irish Times and The New York Daily News and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, O’Toole is currently teaching at Princeton. We Don’t Know Ourselves: a Personal History of Modern Ireland is a memoir and national narrative of Ireland since 1961 when it got T.V.
Colm Tóibín (8PM): Best-selling novelist known for Brooklyn, made into a movie with Saoirse Ronan. His latest novel is The Magician, a fictional biography of Thomas Mann. Vinegar Hill, a book of poetry, comes out in April 2022.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD:
Young Adult Fiction with David Levithan, Sayantani DasGupta, Sona Charaipotra, Ashley Woodfolk, Saraciea Fennell, Sarah Moon (3PM): Scholastic publisher, author, and Hoboken resident David Levithan emcees a panel of YA authors.
Richard Thompson (5PM): James Mastro of The Guitar Bar will interview the legendary guitarist and songwriter about his new memoir, Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975. Richard will play.
Little City Laughing (a comedy show) (7PM): Former LCB bookseller, comedy producer Leah Williams brings a line-up to Hoboken to finish the weekend: Jes Tom, Nadia Pinder, Maria DeCotis, and Jessica Henderson.
Note: Tickets range in price and are sold separately for each author/event.
Hoboken Literary Weekend will take place from April 1st-3rd at Little City Books located at 100 Bloomfield Avenue in Hoboken.
Vaccination cards, ID, and masks are required.
Visit hobokenliteraryweekend.com to buy tickets and more information about the event.