University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum Presents: Ann Patchett with Kevin Wilson

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Monday, February 12, 2024 - 6:00pm
501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202


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February 12th at Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 501 W. Main St Louisville, KY 40202 

5:00 PM - Wine and Cheese Reception, Carmichael’s pre-signed book sale in the lobby 
6:00 PM - Interview in the Bomhard Theater
7:00 PM - Q&A with audience in Bomhard Theater
($35 Package includes all evening events before 7:30 PM)
7:30 PM - Ticketed Dinner with author and interviewer at Muhammad Ali Center
($165* Dinner package includes all events, plus dinner)

*$40 tax deductible contribution to non-profit Kentucky Author Forum. Contact Author Forum for info at 502-589-2884 or

Tickets on sale at The Kentucky Center 

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Discounted tickets for University of Louisville students, faculty, and staff may be purchased in person with UofL ID at The Kentucky Center drive-thru service Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Limit of two tickets per order. 



Ann Patchett is the author of several novels, works of nonfiction, and children's books. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the National Humanities Medal, PEN/Faulkner, the Women's Prize in the U.K., and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her novel The Dutch House was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. TIME magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is the owner of Parnassus Books.

With Chekhovian wisdom and her customary genius for enveloping storytelling, Patchett follows up her bestselling The Dutch House with a different take on family, love, and growing up.

Tom Lake probes many aspects of love—from the turbulence of youthful passion to the contentment of marriage to the welcome embrace of family when the outside world falls apart.

"A swoony, luminous reminder about the endurance of love and happiness in a broken world.” — Oprah Daily

"Patchett is at the top of her game." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Poignant and reflective, cementing Patchett’s stature as one of our finest novelists.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Kevin Wilson is the author of six books, most recently Nothing to See Here, a New York Times bestseller and a Read with Jenna Book Club selection, and Now is Not the Time to Panic. His fiction has appeared in many publications including Ploughshares, Southern Review, One Story, and A Public Space. Additionally, his writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2020 and 2021, as well as The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. Wilson is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of the South.


Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

A Best in Fiction Book for 2023


In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.

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Nothing to See Here: A Read with Jenna Pick By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062913494
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Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller  •  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

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Ann Patchett is the author of Tom Lake, several other novels, works of nonfiction, and children's books. She will be interviewed by Kevin Wilson