Novelist Wally Lamb to Appear in Next Conversations with Authors Event

Lamb-WebThe University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, as part of its ‘Conversations with Authors’ series, will host Wally Lamb, best-selling author of She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, both selections of Oprah’s Book Club.

The conversation and audience Q&A session will be held at the USFSM Selby Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing. The ‘Conversations with Authors’ series is a partnership of USF Sarasota-Manatee and Bookstore1 Sarasota. Lamb is also speaking with academics and human service practitioners about his work with incarcerated women in Connecticut during the Duvall Family Studies Conference at USFSM earlier in the day.

“It is such a great pleasure for us to partner with Bookstore1 and the Duvall Family Studies Initiative to bring Wally Lamb to USF Sarasota-Manatee,” Regional Chancellor Dr. Arthur Guilford said. “This is a special opportunity for professionals, students and the community of Lamb followers to interact with him in a relaxed setting.”

Lamb will discuss his books Couldn’t Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters, I’ll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison, The Hour I First Believed, She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much Is True, Wishin’ and Hopin’ and his newest work, We Are Water, which will be released in Fall 2013. Lamb will also answer audience questions following the conversation. Along with his writing, Lamb has served as a teacher at Norwich Free Academy for 25 years and as an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut for three years.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door which includes a reception sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The event is free for USFSM students, faculty, and staff. More information is available at