Hamptons Authors Out and About This Summer

Colson Whitehead kicks off Fridays at Five at the Bridgehampton Library
Colson Whitehead, Photo: Bridgehampton Library Fridays at Five

If you were waiting in line at Schiavoni’s Market in Sag Harbor over July 4 weekend, you might have found yourself behind bestselling author Robert Caro. Meanwhile at the Sag Harbor Farmers Market, Choose Your Own Autobiography author and actor Neal Patrick Harris and his adorable family shopped for produce from Dale & Bette’s Farm.

Happy Birthday, Sandra Lee! The TV chef, author and Hamptons regular celebrated her 49th birthday with longtime beau Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a stay at Richard Gere’s Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, NY last weekend.

Michael Paraskevas, this week’s cover artist and our weekly “Green Monkeys” cartoonist, is currently working on his next book. It’s called Mr. Moon and it will be published this fall. Paraskevas and his lovely wife, Maria, continue work on Lili and Derek a new comic strip that can be seen at liliandderek.com.

Sag Harbor mystery writer and pioneering magazine editor Harriet La Barre passed away last week at age 99. A memorial service will be held later this summer.

Beloved author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen Mary Norris reads from her book at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday, July 11.

Former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (1991-2001) and creator of 7th on Sixth productions, also known as New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis signed copies of her book Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at Urban Zen in Sag Harbor on Friday, July 10.

Bridgehampton Library’s Fridays at Five series kicked off for summer 2015 with a a reading by New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Colson Whitehead, author of The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death, a nonfiction account of the 2011 World Series of Poker, and The Intuitionist, his first novel, which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award.

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