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[LBJ Library photo #DIG13478-181 by Lauren Gerson] Pre-event book signing [LBJ Library photo #DIG13478-016 by Lauren Gerson] Posing with fans for photos [LBJ Library photo #DIG13478-026 by Lauren Gerson] President of the LBJ Foundation Board, Elizabeth Christian, introduced Ms. Picoult [LBJ Library photo #DIG13478-092 by Lauren Gerson] A brief reading from The Storyteller [LBJ Library photo #DIG13478-109 by Lauren Gerson] In conversation with Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Library [LBJ Library photo #DIG13478-145 by Lauren Gerson] Hundreds of fans arrived early to purchase a book and get a good seat in the LBJ Auditorium [LBJ Library photo #DIG13478-181 by Lauren Gerson] Visitors were invited to ask the author questions [LBJ Library photo #DIG13478-177 by Lauren Gerson] Mr. Harry Middleton, former Library director for whom the Middleton Lectureship was named, greets Ms. Picoult [LBJ Library photo #DIG13478-189 by Lauren Gerson]

Jodi Picoult: Middleton Lectureship

Mar 19, 2013

Best-selling author Jodi Picoult served as the 2013 Harry Middleton Lecturer on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the LBJ Auditorium. Ms. Picoult discussed her novel The Storyteller (Atria Books, 2/26/13).

Ms. Picoult is the author of 19 novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper.  Her last seven novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.  Her books are translated into thirty four languages in thirty five countries.

About the Harry Middleton Lectureship:
Lady Bird Johnson established the Harry Middleton Lectureship in 1994 to honor the career, loyalty and legacy of Mr. Middleton, who served in the Johnson administration and as Director of the LBJ Library for 30 years. The lectureship was designed to attract and enrich the learning experiences of UT students and the Austin community.  Speakers include former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Tom Brokaw, and playwright and film director David Mamet. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the LBJ Presidential Library and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation.

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