Zell Visiting Writers Series: Halle Butler

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Literati is pleased to once again be the resident bookseller for the Zell Visiting Writers Series, a reading series presented by the Helen Zell Writers’ Program in partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art, with support from the Department of English Language & Literature, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and Janey Lack. 

Zell Visiting Writers Series readings and Q&As are free and open to the public and will be offered both virtually (via Zoom) and in person (in UMMA's Stern Auditorium). Seats are offered on a first come, first served basis; please arrive early to secure a spot.

Halle Butler’s first novel, Jillian, was called the “feel-bad book of the year” by the Chicago Tribune. Her second novel, The New Me, was named a Best Book of the Decade by Vox and a Best Book of the Year by Vanity FairVultureChicago Tribune, Mashable, Bustle, and NPR, and the New Yorker called it a “definitive work of millennial literature.” She was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree.

Event address: 
UMMA - Stern Auditorium
525 S. State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The New Me By Halle Butler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143133605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

Jillian: A Novel By Halle Butler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143135524
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 7th, 2020