Robert Jackson Bennett Public Presentation

The Fayetteville Public Library welcomes Robert Jackson Bennett Wednesday, July 15, at 7:00 p.m. for a public presentation. Bennett is a two-time award winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and an Edgar Award winner for Best Paperback Original. He was also the 2010 recipient of the Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. Awards notwithstanding, Robert finds the biggest reward comes from readers recommending his books to others.

His latest book is the science fiction novel City of Stairs set in a surreal world where a young government diplomat is sent to investigate a murder. What she finds is a city where reality may not be what it seems and beliefs must be redefined if society is to survive.

Discussion includes why Robert Jackson Bennett thinks the written word is one of the strangest, most counter-intuitive, and profoundly powerful mediums of art in human history. He will share insights about what it’s like to work in a field of art that sometimes feels disparate and disjointed, but in truth perhaps provides the closest, strongest sense of connection that art can offer.

Robert will be signing books following his presentation.

This event, held at the Fayetteville Public Library, is free and open to the public. No ticket required.

Nancy Hartney writes fiction, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles. Her full bio can be found at

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