Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book Buzz: BookCon Adds 'Divergent' Author Veronica Roth

(from usatoday.com
by Kelly Lawler)

Divergent author Veronica Roth is heading to the inaugural BookCon.

Roth will participate in two panels, discussing her upcoming book Four: A Divergent Collection, and moderating a panel on dystopian science fiction.

All three of the books in the author's young adult sci-fi trilogy have landed on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list, with Divergent hitting No. 1 and staying on the list for 113 weeks. A movie adaptation of the book, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet, hit theaters in March, and adaptations of the sequels are in the works.

BookCon is a new addition to this year's BookExpo. The event, billed as where "storytelling and pop culture collide," will be held in New York in May with Roth appearing on May 31.