Author Talks: One Book, One New York: Author Event

Date and Time
April 23, 2019
Event Details

One Book, One New YorkMeet the incredible group of women authors who wrote this year’s five nominated titles and prepare to cast your vote!


  • Fatima Farheen Mirza, A Place for Us
  • Nicholasa Mohr (David Mohr), Nilda 
  • Min Jin Lee, Free Food for Millionaires
  • Patti Smith, Just Kids
  • Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn
  • Arianna Rebolini, Books editor, Buzzfeed News

Each year the One Book, One New York city-wide reading program unites New Yorkers in all five boroughs around the power of the written word. But with 8 million people in the city, who  decides what book to read?

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the BuzzFeed Book Club introduce all five nominated books and authors for One Book, One New York in a special evening of conversation at The New York Public Library. Hear what inspired the authors to write these celebrated titles, check-out the books and then cast your vote for the One Book we should read altogether.

Voting begins in April at
Follow the conversation at #OneBookNY

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Sara Beth Joren at For all other inquiries, please contact

This event is presented in cooperation with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.

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