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Quogue Authors in Conversation: 2024 Summer Series

Author conversations begin at 5:00 PM

Followed by a Q&A and a reception with book sales and signing.

$10 per person includes a wine and cheese reception.

Andrew Botsford in Conversation with Brooke Lea Foster

Author of All The Summers In Between

Sunday, July 14th 2024 | 5:00 PM

Brooke Lea Foster, bestselling author of All The Summers In Between, opens the Quogue Library Summer Author Series in conversation with Andrew Botsford.

Brooke Lea Foster’s third novel, All The Summers In Between is about two friends whose unexpected reconnection forces them to confront what drove them apart. An award-winning author, Foster’s work appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Parents, PARADE, The Baltimore Sun and The Boston Globe among others.

Andrew Botsford is a writer, actor, director, and former president of the Hampton Theater Company. Formerly the associate editor of The Southampton Press and editor of its Arts & Living section, he hosts The Westhampton Beach Art Center’s Tuesday Night at the Movies and writes an online column, At Quaquanantuck.



Nicholas Confessore in Conversation with Jane Ferguson

Author of No Ordinary Assignment

Sunday, July 21st 2024 | 5:00 PM

Jane Ferguson, author of the national bestseller No Ordinary Assignment will join Quogue’s Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Nicholas Confessore in conversation.

Jane Ferguson is a Polk, Emmy, Peabody, OPCA, and DuPont award-winning foreign correspondent for PBS NewsHour, a contributor to The New Yorker, and McGraw Professor of journalism at Princeton University. Based in NYC, she spent over thirteen years living and reporting in the Middle East, the Arab world, Africa, and South Asia. She focuses on US foreign policy and defense, conflict, diplomacy, and human rights. Her acclaimed memoir, No Ordinary Assignment was published in 2023.


Nicholas Confessore is a New York-based political and investigative reporter at The New York Times, a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, and a contributor to MSNBC. He covers American politics, government, the tech industry, cable news, and tax evasion by the ultrawealthy. He was part of a team of reporters whose coverage of the downfall of Governor Eliot Spitzer won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting.



Christopher Beha in conversation with Clare Sestanovich

 Author of Ask Me Again

Sunday, July 28th 2024 | 5:00 PM

The Quogue Library Summer Series continues with award winning author Clare Sestanovich author of Ask Me Again in conversation with author Christopher Beha.

Clare Sestanovich, named a “5 Under 35” honoree by the National Book Foundation in 2022, is the author of the story collection Objects of Desire, a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. Her fiction has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Harper’s Magazine. Ask Me Again is her debut novel about a young woman’s coming of age, and in the singular friendship that challenges her values, her beliefs, and the course of her life.

Christopher Beha is the author of a memoir, The Whole Five Feet, and the novels Arts & Entertainments and What Happened to Sophie Wilder. His latest novel, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, was nominated for the 2020 National Book Award.



Genevieve Sly Crane in conversation with Vanessa Cuti

 Author of The Tip Line

Sunday, august 4th 2024 | 5:00 PM

Genevieve Sly Crane concludes the Summer Author Series with guest Vanessa Cuti, author of The Tip Line.

Hailed as an exceptional debut, The Tip Line is an unsettling thriller that reimagines the Gilgo Beach Murders. Vanessa Cuti's fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2021, The Kenyon Review, AGNI, West Branch, Indiana Review, Cimarron Review, The Cincinnati Review, Shenandoah, The Rumpus and others. She received her MFA from Stony Brook University.

Crane won the Whiting Award in 2020 for her first book Sorority, about the dark side of sisterhood. She currently teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature BFA program at Stony Brook University.


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