Author Talk: R.A. Salvatore
Saturday, September 12, 2015
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
R.A. Salvatore speaks about world building and how geography and maps play a role in fantasy literature.
With over twenty million books sold in the U.S. alone, more than four dozen books, and numerous game credits, author R.A. Salvatore has become one of the most important figures in modern epic fantasy. Salvatore's first published novel, The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988, became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy. Since that time, Salvatore has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi-volume series including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter's Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet.
A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Salvatore spends a good deal of time encouraging people, particularly young people, to read. He is currently at work writing the next installment in the Legend of Drizzt, and also preparing a return to the World of Corona, the setting for his DemonWars novels and the RPG game he designed with his sons.
A book sale and author signing will immediately follow the talk. This program is presented in conjunction with the Literary Landscapes: Maps from Fiction exhibition currently on display in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center through October 25.