San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Diana Gabaldon will discuss her new book “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood” in the Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.
This is a ticketed event and registration is required. All attendees must have a ticket. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the NPC. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.
In 1991, Diana Gabaldon published Outlander, her groundbreaking first novel in a series that now has over 25 million copies in print and is published in 34 languages worldwide. At the center of the story is Claire Randall, a former WWII combat nurse who wanders through a circle of standing stones and ends up in 18th-century Scotland. As a “Sassenach”—an outlander—Claire finds that her best chance of survival lies with a young clansman named Jamie Fraser. And so begins a powerful story that has spanned decades, garnered millions of fans, and will finally be brought to the screen when Starz premieres the Outlander TV series in summer 2014.
Readers have been eagerly awaiting Gabaldon’s new Outlander novel WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD since 2009’s An Echo in the Bone shot to instant bestsellerdom. This riveting installment follows her vivid cast of characters against the backdrop of 18th-century Scotland and pre-Revolutionary Philadelphia, as Jamie makes a dramatic return to Claire’s side, Roger and Bree search for their lost son, and love and violence shadow each other. WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD is an enthralling adventure of betrayal and redemption, death and danger, and the perilous waves of a family’s loves and loyalties through generations.
DIANA GABALDON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone and the forthcoming WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD—as well as a bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced inVoyager; the graphic novel, The Exile; and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion. She won both the Quill Award and the Corine International Prize for Fiction in 2006 for her sixth Outlander book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. The Outlander series is the basis for Outlander: The Musical and a forthcoming eponymous series on Starz slated to premiere in 2014. Gabaldon lives in Scottsdale, AZ.
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National Press Club Journalism Institute
The mission of the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute is to train communications professionals in a changing media environment, provide scholarships to the next generation of journalists, recognize excellence in journalism, house the records of the history of journalism in the nation’s capital and promote a free press, the cornerstone of a free society.
Located in the Eric Friedheim Library of the prestigious National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., the Institute is the premier research, reference and education venue for journalists, historians, academics and students in the nation’s capital.