ReedPOP has announced the lineup for the 2017 Adult Book & Author Breakfast, which will take place June 1 at this year’s BookExpo in New York City. This year’s event will have a few twists, including allowing audience members to question the authors.
The breakfast will kick off with another first—an introduction to the event from Stephen King and his son Owen, who have written a novel together, Sleeping Beauties. Following the Kings' introduction, comedian and actress Whitney Cummings will host the breakfast and discuss her upcoming memoir, I’m Fine… And Other Lies. She will be joined by Captain Scott Kelly (Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery), Kenya Barris (This is Basic Sh*t), Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing), and Claire Messud (The Burning Girl: A Novel), all of whom will speak about their upcoming releases and the inspiration behind their writing.
"Our Adult Book & Author Breakfast is always a highlight of the show, drawing over a thousand attendees interested in discovering new books and engaging with some of the most prominent authors in literature today," said Brien McDonald, event director for BookExpo. "It will be a truly memorable morning."