Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series brings another solid set of authors to the metro area this summer for the 12th consecutive year. The collaborative program of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion Public Libraries will present Craig Johnson, Cristina Henriquez, and Jennifer Weiner on three Friday nights in June at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center.
Author Cristina Henríquez will continue the series on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. Cristina Henríquez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York TimesNotable Book of 2014 and one of Amazon’s Top 10 Books of the Year. It was the Daily BeastNovel of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, and was chosen one of the best books of the year by BookPage, Oprah.com, and School Library Journal. It was also longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Henriquez is also the author of The World In Half (a novel), and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection. Cristina earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Chicago.