Best-selling author Dave Eggers to speak at CCPL

Best-selling author Dave Eggers to speak at CCPL

Release date: 1/2/2018

Best-selling author Dave Eggers to speak at Cuyahoga County Public Library on February 8th    
Eggers will be joined on stage by Mokhtar Alkhanshali, the remarkable subject of his latest book, The Monk of Mokha

Best-selling author Dave Eggers will speak at Cuyahoga County Public Library's Parma-Snow Branch on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 PM. He will be joined on stage by Mokhtar Alkhanshali, the subject of Eggers' new book, The Monk of Mokha. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 216.661.4240. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs – Books on Coventry. 
 
The Monk of Mokha tells the true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali's mission to restore Yemen's long-forgotten standing as the world's first and best coffee producer. The book, which has received starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus, weaves together the history of coffee, the struggles of everyday Yemenis living through civil war, and Alkhanshali's courageous journey in pursuit of the most American of dreams. 
 
Dave Eggers is the author of the acclaimed memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000), which reached number one on the New York Times best-sellers list and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction; the novel What Is the What? The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng  (2006), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France's Prix M├ędicis Etranger and the Dayton Literacy Peace Prize; the nonfiction book Zeitoun (2009), for which he received the American Book Award; and the novel A Hologram for the King (2012), a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2005, Eggers co-authored the book Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers with Ninive Clements Calegari and Dan Moulthrop, who is now the chief executive officer of The City Club of Cleveland. 
 
Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces a quarterly journal (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), a monthly magazine (The Believer) and a nonprofit book series (Voice of Witness) that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. In 2002, Eggers co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit youth writing and tutoring center in San Francisco's Mission District. Like-minded centers have since opened all around the world. 
 
This event is part of CCPL's Beyond the Book Jacket authors series, which provide readers with opportunities to meet award-winning and best-selling authors and hear the stories behind their stories. For a complete schedule of upcoming "Beyond the Book Jacket" author events, visit Beyond the Book Jacket.


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