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September 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

A Virtual Afternoon with Ken Follett


September 20, 2020
1:00 pm

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and The Adrienne Arsht Center present…

An Afternoon with Ken Follett

In conversation with Katty Kay

The Evening and the Morning 

(Viking, $36) 

Sunday, September 20, 1 pm 

LIVE via Crowdcast



About the Book:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel–a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth–set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages. 

 It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns.

 In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder’s life is turned upside down when the only home he’s ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband’s homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.

 Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett’s masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.


About the Author:

KEN FOLLETT is one of the world’s most successful authors. Over 170 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages. Follett’s first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989, The Pillars of the Earth was published and has since become Follett’s most popular novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick. Its sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and two Labradors.

About the Moderator:

KATTY KAY’s career with the BBC began in Zimbabwe in 1990 where she filed radio reports for the Africa Service of BBC World Service radio. She went on to work as a BBC correspondent in London, and later Tokyo. She settled in Washington in 1996 where she took some time out of broadcast journalism to join The Times Washington bureau before returning to the BBC in 2002.

She is the co-author of the New York Times best seller Womenomics. Katty grew up all over the Middle East, where her father was posted as a British diplomat. She studied modern languages at Oxford and is a fluent French and Italian speaker with some “rusty Japanese”. Katty juggles her journalism with raising four children with her husband, a consultant.


Ticket Guidelines:

The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of The Evening and the Morning (Viking, $36). Please note that a fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number. The book will be shipped to you following the event. Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery but will do our best to make it as swift as possible.

*International Customers Please Note: If you live outside of the United States, you should pick this International Viewer option. International viewers MUST purchase a ticket in order to view this event. However, this option DOES NOT guarantee you will receive a copy of the book, unless you are willing to PAY EXTRA FOR SHIPPING. Shipping charges will vary from country to country and due to the pandemic, delivery timelines will also vary. If you are an international customer and would like to pay extra for shipping of your book, please reach out to [email protected] to provide your international shipping address and we will let you know the cost of shipping. You can then confirm if you would like to go ahead with your order. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee when you will receive the book. Thanks for your understanding. We hope you enjoy the event!

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