This is a virtual event.
The New York Times bestseller and multiple award-winning author Téa Obreht will be the keynote speaker for the 25th annual Highland Park Literary Festival which celebrates literature and authors through writing workshops, contests, parent book club and a movie event. Ms. Obreht’s virtual appearance is scheduled for Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Obreht became the youngest-ever recipient of the Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Tiger’s Wife in 2011. Named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty, Obreht has wowed critics and readers with richly-developed characters, subtle plot, and evocative sense of place. With her second novel, Inland, which President Barack Obama listed as one of his favorite books of 2019, Obreht graduates from talented newcomer to one of the finest fiction writers of her generation.