"Hell of a Book" Lecture and Booksigning
Join Books on Broad and the Jackson Teen Center as they welcome bestselling author, National Book Award winner, and NAACP Image Award nominee Jason Mott as he discusses and signs copies of his award-winning novel Hell of a Book. Released in June 2021, the novel was a Jenna Bush Hager “Read With Jenna” Book Club pick, Carnegie Medals For Excellence in Fiction Longlist selection, a 2022 Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlist selection, a 2022 Chatauqua Prize Finalist, a Joyce Carol Oates Prize Longlist selection, the 2022 Housatonic Book Award Winner, the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Prize for Fiction winner, and the winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. In Hell of a Book, an African-American author sets out on a cross-country book tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Jason Mott’s novel and is the scaffolding of something much larger and more urgent: since his novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour.
The Returned, Mott's debut novel, was adapted for television and aired on the ABC network under the title “Resurrection.”
Admission is free, but registration is required.
Jackson Teen Center, 1000 York Street
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