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Bestselling Author Bill Bryson comes to Vive le Livre Nov. 11

There's a new date for Vive le Livre, but our guest  makes it worth the wait!

Author photo: Bill Bryson

The Huntsville Foundation presents the 24th Annual Vive le Livre "Long Live the Book" event on November 11, 2010.  Vive Le Livre traditionally has been in September, but this year's date has been moved to welcome  bestselling author Bill Bryson. 

 A masterful and irreverent storyteller, Bryson takes readers on a memorable trip with his charm, warmth and self-effacing humor. Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw agrees saying this about Bill’s book, The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid: “Bill Bryson’s laugh-out-loud pilgrimage through his Fifties childhood in heartland America is a national treasure. It’s full of insights, wit, and wicked adolescent fantasies.”   

 Bryson has written over twenty books with more than six million copies being sold in the United States.  His newest book, At Home: A Short History of Private Life, is being released October 5, 2010 by Doubleday.  At Home: takes a look at the history of the world without Bill leaving his house.

Vive le Livre is a celebration of literature and libraries through the ages. Proceeds benefit Huntsville Madison County Public Library.  Tickets   A convenience fee will be added to all credit card purchases.

 24th Annual Vive le Livre

Thursday, November 11, 2010
Von Braun Center – South Hall at 6 p.m.

Ticket  Information:

Benefactor -- $500

  • Two reservations for the Author's Cocktail Reception
  • Two reservations for dinner, author keynote address and book signing
  • One autographed copy of the author's book
  • Event program listing honoring your gift

Scholar -- $150

  • One reservation for the Author's Cocktail Reception
  • One reservation for dinner, author keynote address and book signing

Bibliophile -- $100

  • One reservation for dinner, author keynote address and book signing
Monday, August 2, 2010 (All day) to Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (All day)