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Saturday Evening Buffet with Keynote Speaker David Ebershoff
The second night of the conference kicks off with buffet hors d’oeuvre and a cash bar. Visit and relax to awards and announcements, followed by David Ebershoff’s keynote address.
David Ebershoff is the author of four books, including The Danish Girl and the #1 bestseller The 19th Wife. The Danish Girl was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Academy Award-winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and five BAFTAs. In 2017 the New York Times named The Danish Girl one of the 25 books that have shaped LGBTQ literature in the past twenty years. The 19th Wife was made into a television movie that has aired around the globe. Ebershoff’s books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages to critical acclaim and twice Out Magazine has named him to its annual Out 100 list of influential LGBT people.
David was formerly Vice President and Executive Editor at Random House, where he edited more than twenty New York Times bestsellers, three Pulitzer Prize winners, a winner of the National Book Award, and an Oprah Book Club selection. For many years he’s been an adjunct assistant professor in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. Originally from Pasadena, California, he now lives in New York City.