Last Night's Reading

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Last Night's Reading

Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors

By Kate Gavino; Kate Gavino (Illustrator)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143127314, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

Irresistible illustrations of authors and the charming, wise, and hilarious things they say at their readings
Why do we go to book readings? For a chance to see the authors we love come to life off the page, answering our questions and proving to be the brilliant, witty people we catch glimpses of through their work. Illustrator Kate Gavino captures the wonder of this experience firsthand. At every reading she attends, Kate hand-letters the event's most memorable quote alongside a charming portrait of the author. In "Last Night's Reading," Kate takes us on her journey through the literary world, sharing illustrated insight from more than one hundred of today's greatest writers including Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, Lev Grossman, Elizabeth Gilbert, and many more on topics ranging from friendship and humor to creativity and identity. A celebration of authors, reading, and bookstores, this delightful collection is an advice book like no other and a love letter to the joy of seeing your favorite author up close and personal.

About the Author
Kate Gavinois a writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn. Over the last few years, she has attended hundreds of readings around New York City in venues ranging from factories to cemeteries, chronicling each one on her Tumblr."