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Thursday, September 30
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Talking Volumes Book Signing

With the rise in COVID-19 cases in the region Talking Volumes will not be conducting book signings as part of our events this fall.   

Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune are proud to announce the 22nd season of Talking Volumes. Talking Volumes is hosted by award-winning journalist Kerri Miller. We are happy to announce that we will be back in the cozy confines of the Fitzgerald Theater this fall for discussions with four great authors.

“The Beatryce Prophecy” Will be released September 28 from Candlewick Press

About the Book – The Beatryce Prophecy

Highly Anticipated Middle-Grade Novel Releasing September 28, 2021 Candlewick Press is pleased to share the upcoming publication of a stand-alone fantasy novel, The Beatryce Prophecy, by two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, the first collaboration between the two masters. With timeless themes, an unforgettable cast, and a magical medieval setting, DiCamillo’s lyrical text paired with Blackall’s resonant black-and-white illustrations is a luminous tale of fate, love, and the power of words.

In The Beatryce Prophecy, as in all her books, DiCamillo gives readers the gift of fully realized, unforgettable characters—not least of which is Answelica the goat, whose fierceness and devotion are unparalleled. Candlewick executive editor Andrea Tompa said, “The book is a page-turning, heart-tugging read, and it will leave readers inspired to think about how we might reimagine our own world for the better.” Candlewick’s creative director at-large Chris Paul added, “Inspired by Kate’s wonderful story, the characters, and setting, Sophie has worked her magic bringing the unique cast of characters to life through her luminous art.”

The Beatryce Prophecy will be supported by a coordinated international marketing campaign and global laydown in September 2021, following back-to-back feature film adaptations of DiCamillo’s previous award-winning novels The Tiger Rising and Flora & Ulysses.

About the Author 

KATE DiCAMILLO’s writing journey has been a truly remarkable one.  She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, when homesickness and a bitter winter led her to write Because of Winn-Dixie, her first published novel, which became a runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery Honor. The Tiger Rising, her second novel, was also set in Florid and went on to become a National Book Award Finalist. Since then, the best-selling author has explored settings as varied as a medieval castle and a magician’s theater while continuing to enjoy great success, winning two Newbery Medals and being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She now has almost 37 million books in print worldwide.

Kate DiCamillo’s books’ themes of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances and their messages of shared humanity and connectedness have resonated with readers of all ages around the world. In her instant #1 New York Times bestseller _ e Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a haughty china rabbit undergoes a profound transformation after finding

himself facedown on the ocean floor, lost and waiting to be found. The Tale of Despereaux, the Newbery Medal–winning novel that later inspired an animated adventure from Universal Pictures, stars a tiny mouse with exceptionally large ears who is driven by love to become an unlikely hero. The Magician’s Elephant, an acclaimed and exquisitely paced fable, dares to ask

the question What if? And Kate DiCamillo’s second Newbery Medal winner, Flora & Ulysses, was released in 2013 to great acclaim, garnering five starred reviews and an instant spot on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2021, it was released as an original movie on Disney+. Her most recent trilogy of novels, starring three best friends in the world of Raymie Nightingale, all

achieved national bestseller list status and are positioned to become coming of-age classics for decades to come.

Born in Philadelphia but raised in the South, Kate DiCamillo now lives in Minneapolis.

About the Host

Kerri Miller joined Minnesota Public Radio in June 2004 as host of Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning and Talking Volumes, the joint book club of MPR and the Star Tribune. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981. She has won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists National Achievement Award, Minnesota Broadcasters Award, the Associated Press Award and a Gracie award from the Association of Women in Radio and Television.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 3 at 12pm.  All tickets* are $30 for the general public and $28 for MPR Members and Star Tribune subscribers. Season ticket packages* are available for a discount. *Plus a $2.50 Fitzgerald Theater facility fee.

Get your tickets at mprevents.org and find more information about the authors and the books they’ll be discussing with Kerri. Tickets can also be purchased in person at First Ave ticket outlets.

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Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune would like to thank this year’s Talking Volumes Season sponsors, Bremer Bank and Becker Furniture World.

About Talking Volumes

Talking Volumes, a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune is a winner of the prestigious Gracie Allen Award.  Talking Volumes was noted for its superior quality in writing, production and programming. The program spotlights books with feature articles, live broadcasts with the author, in-person readings and discussions, and more.