Distinguished Author Series

The investigators. The storytellers. The bold thinkers.

The Santa Clara County Library District is proud to announce the Distinguished Author Series, featuring acclaimed best-selling writers who have captivated us, challenged us and fostered our curiosity. This fall, we welcome Sonia Nazario, John Carreyrou, and Susan Orlean. Hear from them firsthand and gain deeper insight into their stories, and how they crafted their works through meticulous and detailed research and reporting.


Susan Orlean

Author of
The Library Book

Journalist and best-selling author SUSAN ORLEAN has an eye for the moving, the hilarious, and the surprising. The Library Book explores the history, power, and future of libraries, while delving into the mysterious fire that nearly destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986. An ever-engaging and unforgettable speaker, Orlean delivers lectures all over the country.  

John Carreyrou

Author of
Bad Blood

JOHN CARREYROU is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He has won multiple awards for his extensive coverage of Theranos. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup was named the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year. For more information please visit www.prhspeakers.com       

Sonia Nazario

Author of
Enrique’s Journey

SONIA NAZARIO has spent 20 years reporting social issues including hunger, drug addiction and immigration. Her award-winning bestseller, Enrique’s Journey, tells the story of a Honduran boy struggling to find his mother in the U.S. A graduate of Williams College and UC Berkeley, Nazario got her start writing for the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.