Meet the Author of The Water Knife

Multi-award-winning author to appear in Mission Viejo April 18

New York Times bestselling writer Paolo Bacigalupi will make a special appearance in Mission Viejo on Monday, April 18 to discuss his latest book "The Water Knife."  Paolo is the winner of the prestigious Hugo, Nebula and Michael L. Printz awards and is a National Book Award finalist.

The Santa Margarita Water District is co-sponsoring this Writers Present program with the Mission Viejo Library at 7 p.m. in the Mission Viejo City Hall Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center.  SMWD Board President Charley Wilson will welcome guests and the district will provide educational materials and serve light refreshments.

A dynamic author, Paolo is known for his incredible work including "The Windup Girl." Set in a post-global-warming-apocalypse Bangkok, this novel about biotech intrigue won science fiction’s biggest awards and cemented his reputation as the ultimate political, sophisticated genre writer.

"The Water Knife’s" environmentally charged theme centers on a vicious fight over water rights in a near-future, desiccated American Southwest. It’s just as apocalyptic as his first book, more political and – according to Tom Shippey of The Wall Street Journal – is "the most thought-provoking of the recent apocalypses."

The novel will be sold by Mysterious Galaxy during Paolo's appearance, and folks who purchase "The Water Knife" on site will receive priority book signing. Buying books during Writers Present helps to keep these author events free.

To make a reservation for this free event, call 949-830-7100 ext. 5105.

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