Nick Linn Lecture Series 2018

This is our 15th year of the Lecture Series!

The Nick Linn Lecture Series is our annual winter lecture and luncheon series featuring four major bestselling authors. The series is named for Friends president, long-time board member and benefactor Nick Linn.

THREE New York Times BESTSELLING AUTHORS

FOURTH AUTHOR TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!!

Dorothea Benton Frank

“SAME BEACH, NEXT YEAR”

Monday, January 15, 2108

New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina.  She resides in the New York area with her husband.

Dorothea Benton Frank’s most recent bestseller, SAME BEACH, NEXT YEAR debuted at #4 on the New York Times list, where it remained in the top fifteen for four weeks.  It was also a USA Today bestseller, debuting at #11.

A comtemporary voice of the South in the ranks of Anne Rivers Siddons and Pat Conroy, Dorothea Benton Frank is beloved from coast to coast, thanks to her bestsellers including ALL THE SINGLE LADIES, THE HURRICANE SISTERS, THE LAST ORIGINAL WIFE, PORCH LIGHTS, FOLLY BEACH, SULLIVANS ISLAND, and PLANTATION.  Photo Credit:  Debbie Zammit 

 

Christina Baker Kline

“A PIECE OF THE WORLD”

Monday, February 5, 2018

Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Orphan Train.  Her other novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines and Sweet Water.  Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Psychology Today, among other places.  She lives outside of New York City and on the coast of Maine.

In her new novel, Kline turns her attention to another little-known part of America’s history: the story of Christina Olson, the complex woman and real-life muse Andrew Wyeth portrayed in his 1948 masterpiece Christina’s World.  This iconic American painting – which features a mysterious woman in a pink dress sitting in a field, gazing at a weathered house in the distance – hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of their permanent collection. Photo Credit:  Diana Karin

 

 

 

Gregg Hurwitz

“THE NOWHERE MAN”

Monday, March 12, 2018

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 17 novels, most recently, THE NOWHERE MAN.  His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages.

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin).  Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scriptsto many of the major studios (including the upcoming THE BOOK OF HENRY), and written, developed, and produced television for various networks.  Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

To be held at the Grand Pavilion at the
Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
2600 Tiburon Drive
Naples, FL  34109

For questions and information:
Please contact Marlene Kern of the Friends Office at (239) 262-8135.

New to the Annual Nick Linn Lectures Series?

2004

Louise Raymond
Nancy Schoen
Peter Thomas

2005

R.B. Bernstein
Rick Bragg
Hilary Hemingway
Maxine Carter

2006

Janet Evanovich
Sue Monk Kidd
Randy Wayne White
Bill Beckwith

2007

Karna Small Bodman
David Baldacci
Tim Dorsey
Lisa Scottoline

From The 2017 Nick Linn Series Authors

2008

Sara Paretsky
Kristy Kiernan
Prudy Taylor Board
Linda Hooper
Mary Alice Monroe

2009

John Lescroart
Harlen Coben
Debra Dean
Lisa Jackson

2010

James Patterson
Lisa Black
Dennis Lehane
Bob Morris
James O. Born

2011

Adriana Trigiani
Nicholas Sparks
William Martin
James Grippando

2012

Lisa See
Brad Meltzer
James Rollins
Andrew Gross

2013

Michael Palmer
Paula McLain
Steve Berry
Diana Abu-Jaber

2014

Tami Hoag
Linwood Barclay
Linda Fairstein
Kristin Hannah

2015

Greg Iles
Joseph Finder
Lisa Gardner
Sandra Brown

2016

Kate Andersen Brower
Alafair Burke
Tess Gerritsen
Adriana Trgiani

2017

Chris Bohjalian
Joy Fielding
Karin Slaughter
Jonathan Hayes

Author Karin Slaughter

Author Jonathan Hayes

Author Joy Fielding