Ken Follett in Conversation with Karen Grigsby Bates

Ken Follett and Karen Grigsby BatesKCET, KPCC and the Pearson Foundation present a LiveTALKS Los Angeles event featuring Ken Follett in conversation with Karen Grigsby Bates.

Thursday, September 30 at 8 PM
Zipper Hall
The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Fall of Giants, by Ken FollettKen Follett is one of the world's most popular and prolific fiction writers. When The Times of London asked its readers to vote for the 60 greatest novels of the last 60 years, The Pillars of the Earth was placed at number two, after To Kill a Mockingbird. World Without End was number 23 on the same list. In Germany, Pillars was voted the third most popular book ever written, surpassed only by Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and the Bible.

This fall, Ken Follett returns to the epic form with a historical trilogy that is his most ambitious and provocative work to date. Fall of Giants: Book One of The Century Trilogy, will be launched globally in more than fourteen countries. It follows the lives of five families throughout England, the United States, Russia, and Germany as they experience and affect the tumultuous events of the twentieth century.

Karen Grigsby Bates is the Los Angeles-based correspondent for NPR News. One of Bates' proudest contributions is making books and authors a high-profile part of NPR's coverage. "NPR listeners read a lot, and many of them share the same passion for books that I do, so this isn't work, it's a pleasure."

Before coming to NPR, Bates was a news reporter for People magazine and she was a contributing columnist to the Op Ed pages of the Los Angeles Times. In her non-NPR life, Bates is the author of Plain Brown Wrapper and Chosen People, mysteries featuring reporter-sleuth Alex Powell.

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