Join us for the new season of the Author Series on January 27, 2019. Steve Berry will present his latest book, The Bishop's Pawn. Berry is the New York Times internationally bestselling author of The Lost Order, The 14th Colony, The Patriot Threat, The Lincoln Myth, The King's Deception, The Columbus Affair, The Jefferson Key, The Emperor's Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, and The Amber Room. His books have been translated into 40 languages with over 22,000,000 copies in 51 countries. They consistently appear in the top echelon of The New York Times, USA Today, and Indie bestseller lists. His next book The Malta Exchange will be released in March of 2019.
History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It's his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Since 2009, Steve and Elizabeth crossed the country to save endangered historic treasures, raising money via lectures, receptions. galas, luncheons, dinners and their popular writer's workshops. To date, over 3000 students have attended those workshops with nearly a million dollars raised.
Steve's devotion to historic preservation was recognized by the American Library Association, which named Steve its spokesperson for National Preservation Week. Among his other honors are the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author award; The Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award; the Anne Frank Human Writes Award; and the Silver Bullet, bestowed by the International Thriller Writers for his philanthropic work. He has also been chosen as both the Florida and Georgia Writer of the Year, and currently serves on the Smithsonian Library Advisory Board. In 2010, a NPR survey named The Templar Legacy one of the top 100 thrillers ever written.
Steve was born and raised in Georgia, and graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers, a group of nearly 4,000 thriller writers from around the world, and served as its co-president.
Steve's event will start at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 in Meeting Room A at the Headquarters Branch.
This program is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library.