Maybe it’s tiresome for some touring authors to answer the same questions about their "process" from Bayonne to the Bay Area, but their responses can be so worth it. Writer Mark Salzman, for one, wrote in his car while wrapped in a tin-foil skirt and wearing a towel on his head. At McNally Robinson Bookseller’s "Three Men and a Lady" event, four novelists, with about half a dozen awards total among them, will indulge a curious audience and discuss their novels and the writing experience. Participants include Carol Hoenig, whose novel Without Grace won the Silver Medal for Book of the Year by ForeWord magazine and first place for fiction by DIY Book Festival; Philip Jim Lasko, his novel Beauty of Souls was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Award; S.H. Post’s samsara moon is historical fiction inspired by the author’s own tragic loss; and Richard Vetere, who co-wrote the screenplay adaptation of his novel The Third Miracle, which was produced by Francis Ford Coppola.
July 24, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 52 Prince St. (betw. Lafayette St & Mulberry Sts.), 212-274-1160; 7pm, free.