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Jodi Picoult to share Nineteen Minutes with BU

20 February 2007

International best-selling author Jodi Picoult International best-selling author Jodi Picoult is coming to Bournemouth University on Wednesday, 25th April, 2007.

Picoult will talk about her career and will focus on her new best-seller Nineteen Minutes, followed by a book-signing session.

The Long Island, New York native is the author of novels such as Songs of the Humpback Whale, Harvesting the Heart, Keeping Faith, Salem Falls, My Sister’s Keeper and The Tenth Circle.

Nineteen Minutes is set in a New Hampshire town torn apart by violence when a student enters the local high school with an arsenal of guns and starts shooting.

The daughter of the judge sitting the case is the state’s best witness, but she can’t remember what happened during the incident – or can she?

Picoult studied creative writing at Princeton and had two short stories published in Seventeen magazine while still a student.

Picoult held a series of different jobs following her graduation - from technical writer for a Wall Street brokerage firm to 8th grade English teacher - before entering Harvard to pursue a master's in education.

She married Tim Van Leer, whom she had known at Princeton, and it was while she was pregnant with her first child that she wrote her first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale.

Event Details

Where: Lees Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University
When: 7.30pm, Wednesday 25 April
Price: Tickets are £3.00 and redeemable against the purchase of Nineteen Minutes
Tickets: Available from the Bournemouth University branch of Waterstone's and Waterstone’s at Bournemouth’s Castlepoint shopping centre.
Further Information: 01202 548566

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