Malinda Lo in Conversation With Nina LaCour

Acclaimed author MALINDA LO will read from her new Young Adult novel A Scatter of Light and will be joined in conversation with Printz Award winner, NINA LACOUR (right). Malinda will sign copies of her book at the end of her presentation. A Scatter of Light is a companion novel to Malinda's National Book Award winner Last Night at the Telegraph Club

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Aria Tang West had big plans for her summer before MIT. Then an ill-advised party hookup with a forgettable boy ends with non-consensual topless pictures on Tumblr, and Aria quickly finds her invitation to Cape Cod retracted and her flight to Marin County to stay with grandmother booked. But the summer of 2013 in the Bay is a momentous one for Aria, for the working-class queer community she finds herself in, and for her artist grandmother. It's the kind of summer that changes a life's trajectory forever. Set against the backdrop of the first of the major Supreme Court decisions that brought marriage equality to the United States, Aria's coming-of-age story is deftly entwined with a poignant note of closure for Lily and Kath from Last Night at the Telegraph Club.

MALINDA LO is the award winning and critically acclaimed author of several young adult novels, including most recently Last Night at the Telegraph Club,  winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Stonewall Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award, and a Printz Honor award. Her novel Ash, a lesbian retelling of Cinderella, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and was a Kirkus Best Book for Children and Teens. She has been a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda's nonfiction has been published by the New York Times Book Review, NPR, the Huffington Post, The Toast, the Horn Book, and in many anthologies. She lives in Massachusetts with her wife.

NINA LACOUR is the bestselling and Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of picture books, young adult novels, and adult literary fiction. Her novel We Are Okay was named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 YA Novels of All Time. Her adult literary debut, Yerba Buena, was a Book of the Month Club selection, Target Book Club selection, and Indie Next Pick. Garnering starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, BookPage, Booklist, and others, Nina’s books have been translated into over a dozen languages.

For a list of books by both authors, click here.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm




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Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
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ISBN: 9780525555285
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2022