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Author Condie to speak, sign books at Brenau
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Ally Condie

Ally Condie, author of one of the hottest teen book series since the “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” sagas, will speak and sign copies of her books at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

Condie’s dystopian saga “Matched” became an international best-seller when it was published in 2010. The second book in the series, “Crossed,” also reached best-seller lists in 2011. The trilogy concludes with “Reached,” scheduled to hit bookstores in November.

Dr. Ken Frank, chair of the humanities department at Brenau, says that Condie’s first novel was selected as the “common reader” as part of the first-year seminar required read for all freshmen at the Brenau Women’s College.

Condie is part of a string of best-selling authors, including Kathryn Stockett (“The Help”) and Khaled Hosseini (“The Kite Runner,” “A Thousand Splendid Suns”) who have appeared on campus through their involvement in the first-year seminar series.

Condie will speak and sign books, which will be available for purchase. School groups and classes are welcome, with seating available on a first-come basis.

Condie is a favored speaker on college campuses and libraries around the country. She earned a degree in English teaching from Brigham Young University and spent a number of years teaching high school English in Utah and upstate New York. She lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City.

For more information, call 770-534-6179 or e-mail wneveils@brenau.edu.