Reading and Signing with Patrick Rothfuss!

Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Name of the Wind, will join us on Friday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m. for an evening reading and booksigning!

Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin where long winters and lack of cable television brought about a love of reading and writing. His mother read to him as a child, and his father taught him to build things.

Having enjoyed the hard sciences in high school, Pat began college as a chemical engineer. He soon abandoned that, and decided to become a clinical psychologist. He eventually abandoned that as well, admitted he had no idea what he wanted to do with his life, and changed his major to Undeclared despite the fact that he had been in college for over three years.

Over the next six years Pat lived the life of an itinerant student, working three jobs and studying everything that interested him: philosophy, medieval history, eastern theater, anthropology, sociology.... After nine years as an undergraduate Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree.... in English.

While wandering through college, Pat learned he had a knack for writing. He wrote poetry for a local literary series, a satirical advice column for the local paper, and scripts for a radio comedy show. Two months before he graduated, Pat finally finished the project he had been working on for over seven years, a mammoth story centering around the life of a man named Kvothe.

And that's how the Name of the Wind came into existence.

The Name of the Wind, aside from being a bestseller, has garnered praise from some of the brightest stars of the literary and speculative fiction world:

"Folks, this is the real thing. Though it's considerably darker than the HARRY POTTER series, this is also a bildungsroman -- the story of the childhood, education, and training of a boy who grew up to be a legendary hero. Not a word of the nearly-700-page book is wasted. He's the great new fantasy writer we've been waiting for, and this is an astonishing book." -Orson Scott Card

"I was reminded of Ursula LeGuin, George R. R. Martin, and J. R. R. Tolkien, but never felt that Rothfuss was imitating anyone. Like the writers he clearly admires, he’s an old-fashioned storyteller working with traditional elements, but his voice is his own. I haven’t been so gripped by a new fantasy series in years. It’s certain to become a classic."
-The London Times

Call or email today to reserve your copy of The Name of the Wind!

Event date: 
Friday, March 19, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Prince Books
109 E Main St
23510-1613 Norfolk