The 2018 Gulf Coast Gala
Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30pm
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
1500 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
Carolyn Roch Henneman & Matt Henneman
Guest Speaker: Justin Cronin
In 2010, Justin Cronin's The Passage was a phenomenon. The unforgettable tale that critics and readers compared to the novels of Cormac McCarthy, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, and Margaret Atwood became a runaway bestseller and enchanted readers around the globe. It spent 3 months on The New York Times bestseller list. It was featured on more than a dozen "Best of the Year" lists, including Time's "Top 10 Fiction of 2010," NPR's "Year's Most Transporting Books," and Esquire's "Best & Brightest of 2010." It was a #1 Indie Next Selection. It sold in over 40 countries and became a bestseller in many of them. Stephen King called The Passage "enthralling... read this book and the ordinary world disappears." PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Justin Cronin concluded his epic trilogy in 2016 with The City of Mirrors. For the last time, Amy—the Girl from Nowhere, who lived a thousand years—will join her friends and face down the demons that threaten the last of humanity. Justin Cronin is also the author of Mary and O'Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writer's Award. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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Tickets include dinner, a copy of the latest issue of Gulf Coast, and the opportunity to participate in the Gulf Coast silent auction. Tables seat ten.
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