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A Legendary Evening With Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick RothfussBestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss will read excerpts from his novels, short stories and poetry during "A Legendary Evening With Patrick Rothfuss" on Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m. at Central Library, in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

The author's visit is in conjunction with Gen Con Indy 2013, the longest-running and most attended gaming convention in the world that features gaming industry veterans, award-winning authors and artists, creative costuming and thousands of planned events. In 2012, over 41,000 individuals attended Gen Con Indy.

Rothfuss is the author of the projected three-volume series, The Kingskiller Chronicles. The first installment of the series, The Name of the Wind, earned the 2007 Quill Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror and acheived a spot on The New York Times Bestseller list. In 2011, his next installment, Wise Man's Fear, jumped to number one on The New Times Bestseller list. Rothfuss is at work on the final book in the series.

Educated at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Washington State University, Rothfuss started a charity fundraiser called Worldbuilders and in 2010 published a "not for children" children's book, The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle. In 2012, Rothfuss began a monthly podcast on fantasy called "The Storyboard" with fellow authors Terry Brooks and Brandon Sanderson.

During his library appearance, Rothfuss will answer questions from those in attendance and sign copies of his works. Attendees also will have an opportunity to have photos taken with the author.

Call 275-4099 for more information about this free Library program.