Virtual IBD event: Beyond Fabio: The Modern Romance

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Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, April 24th and the American Booksellers Association is celebrating with a full lineup of events! Join authors Georgia Clark, Talia Hibbert, Thien-Kim Lam, and Paul Rudnick for a discussion of the modern romance novel and a celebration of all things hot, steamy, meet-cute, and happily ever after. Click here to attend on Zoom

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Georgia Clark wrote the novels The RegularsThe Bucket List, and others. She is the host and founder of the popular storytelling night, Generation Women. A native Australian, she lives in Brooklyn with her hot wife and a fridge full of cheese. Find out more at GeorgiaClark.com.

Talia Hibbert is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Black British author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate. She writes sexy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalized identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include beauty, junk food, and unnecessary sarcasm.

Thien-Kim writes stories about Vietnamese characters who smash stereotypes and find their happy endings. A recovering Type-Asian, she guzzles cà phê sữa đá, makes art, and bakes her feelings to stay sane. Thien-Kim is also the founder of Bawdy Bookworms, a subscription box that pairs sexy romances with erotic toys. She's been featured on NPR, BBC America, and NBC. Connect with her at www.thienkimlam.com.

Paul Rudnick is a novelist, playwright, essayist, and screenwriter, whom The New York Times has called one of our preeminent humorists. His plays have been produced both on and off Broadway and around the world, and include I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, and The New Century. His novels include Social Disease and I'll Take It, both from Knopf. He's a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and his articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.

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