Two popular authors will be in Columbia for book events Tuesday.
Karen Joy Fowler will be the final featured author for the University of South Carolina’s Fall Literary Festival. Fowler is the author of “Black Glass” and “The Jane Austen Book Club,” which spent 13 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list and was made into a movie. Fowler will read from her work and meet audience members at a free event at 6 p.m. in the university’s Hollings Special Collection Library.
The second author speaking in Columbia is Mary Alice Monroe, writer of the Lowcountry Summer series. Monroe will make a presentation at a ticketed event sponsored by The Friends of the Lexington Main Library. Her latest book, “A Lowcountry Christmas,” explores the struggles of a veteran returning home with PTSD and bonding with a service dog. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Karen Joy Fowler: 6 p.m. at the Hollings Library, enter through the Thomas Cooper Library, 1322 Greene St. Free. library.sc.edu/p/fallfestival
Mary Alice Monroe: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 104 Hendrix St. $30 for nonmembers and $25 for members, includes a signed book and appetizers at the reception. www.LMLfriends.org