Monday, February 3, 2014

Bestselling authors to speak in Charlotte, Davidson

 February brings two great authors to town.  Lauren Groff ("Arcadia," "The Monsters of Templeton") will be at Queens University of Charlotte on Tuesday, Feb. 11. She'll do a question-and-answer session at 4:30 p.m. in Ketner Auditorium. It's open to the public.

Don DeLillo, winner of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award for his 1985 novel, "White Noise," will deliver Davidson College's annual Joel A. Conarroe Lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

DeLillo, whose other novels include "Libra" and "Mao II," has been called "the chief shaman of the paranoid school of American fiction." Want to learn more before his talk? Here's an enlightening interview from The Paris Review.

DeLillo's lecture is free, but tickets are required. Call (704) 894-2135 or order online for a $3 convenience fee.