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24th Annual San Francisco Authors Luncheon


Nov 10, 2012 – 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 Map

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The San Francisco Authors Luncheon is the Bay Area's premier literary event. Each year over 1,000 people attend to support the services for patients and their families served by the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California. Each year six nationally-known authors share their poignant stories, wit and humor while guests enjoy a gourmet luncheon. You will have the opportunity to meet each author personally during the book signing sessions preceding and following the luncheon. The Authors Luncheon supports kidney dialysis and transplant patients and their families served by the Foundation. Programs include pre-dialysis conferences for patients, professional education, and research into finding a cure for kidney disease. Many of these programs directly enhance the lives of children in our communities who are either dialysis or transplant patients or who are at risk for developing kidney disease.

Master of Ceremonies: Michael Krasny, PhD, author of Spiritual Envy and Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life; host of KQED public radio's Forum

Featuring Presenting Authors:

Emma Donoghue - Man Booker Prize finalist for the international bestseller Room, the playwright, literary historian, and novelist's latest is Astray.

Hubert Keller - Best known for his world-renowned restaurants, including Fleur de Lys and Burger Bar in San Francisco, the James Beard Foundation's "Best Chef: California" winner releases Hubert Keller's Souvenirs: Stories & Recipes from My Life.

Dr. Vincent Lam - Emergency physician Lam won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize for the short story collection Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. His debut novel is The Headmaster's Wager.

Tom Lichtenheld - A New York Times bestselling children's author and illustrator, Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site is irresistible for all ages!

Andrew McCarthy - Actor of stage (Broadway's Side Man) and screen (Pretty in Pink, Weekend At Bernie's, The Joy Luck Club), McCarthy is also a director (White Collar, Gossip Girl), and an award-winning travel writer. A contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler, this fall sees the publication of his memoir The Longest Way Home.

Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger - Named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, the "Hero on the Hudson" and CBS News aviation and safety expert recently co-authored Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders.

Individual Tickets: $125 (Seating priority is based upon date the reservation is received)

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