Meet the Author: Lois Lowry

Incontestably one of the most revered children's book (and YA) authors of our time, Lois Lowry—the winner of two Newbery Awards, for Number the Stars and The Giver—is in town to launch her sequel to The Giver (1994), a dystopian novel that's found its way onto many a middle-school and high-school reading list. In Son, Lowry picks up where she left off, concluding the story of Jonas and Gabriel, the baby whose life Jonas saves when he learns the boy has been chosen for "release" by the Orwell-esque society that surrounds them. The Barnes & Noble event is free; the 92Y Tribeca event costs $15 and up per person. Ages 9 and up.