During her 30-year career in editorial acquisitions at The Penguin Group (now Penguin Random House), Carole DeSanti has stood as a champion of outstanding, original and progressive voices in fiction and nonfiction, while also achieving a singular mixture of critical and commercial success in the industry. Her publishing credits include Dorothy Allison’s contemporary classic and National Book Award finalist “Bastard out of Carolina”; Booker Prize finalist and Los Angeles Times Book Award winner Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being”; the New York Times best-selling novels of Terry McMillan; and CNN co-anchor Alisyn Camerota’s “Amanda Wakes Up,” among many others. Nonfiction highlights include George Hodgman’s NBCC-nominated memoir “Bettyville” and David Servan-Schreiber’s path-breaking “Anticancer: A New Way of Life.” DeSanti’s own novel, “The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R.,” was published in 2012. DeSanti is a member of PEN, The Authors’ Guild and Poets & Writers and serves on the Creative Advisory Council of Hedgebrook. She is at work on a second novel, “Plunder: The Exploits and Adventures of the Notorious Pyrates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.”
Explore Booksellers will have copies of “The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R.” available for purchase at the event
DOORS OPEN AT 5 PM. This is a free event, however donations at the door are greatly appreciated and help support the Writers in Residence program.