LaSalle Public Library
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM on Wed, 26 Jan 2022
On Wednesday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m. central, the LaSalle Public Library, in partnership with Illinois Libraries Presents, will virtually host bestselling and award-winning author, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, when she discusses, in conversation with author, Gus Moreno, her newest novel, Velvet Was the Night. Moreno-Garcia will also talk about her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror.<br/><br/>Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Certain Dark Things, Gods of Jade and Shadow, and Mexican Gothic. Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Moreno-Garcia has also edited several anthologies and is a columnist for The Washington Post. Her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, was included on The New York Times’ list of 100 notable books of 2021. Taking place in 1970s Mexico City, the book revolves around a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman they’re both desperate to find.<br/><br/>The program is free and open to the public, and made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries. It will be presented virtually through Zoom.<br/><br/>To attend this program, register by going to: https://bit.ly/ILP_SilviaMoreno-Garcia. For more information, please contact the LaSalle Public Library at 815-223-2341.