Orange County’s premier literary event, Literary Orange celebrates the county’s high rate of literacy by providing attendees with the opportunity to interact with award-winning authors, have their books signed, ask questions, and learn more about the writing process.

Dean Koontz, author of Cold Fire and Breathless, has sold more than 400 million books worldwide. The New York Times called his writing “psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying,” and The Times-Picayune of New Orleans likened it to that of Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy. Prior to his writing career, Koontz tutored children in the Appalachian Poverty Program and taught English in suburban Pennsylvania.

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of five novels and two collections of short stories, including The New York Times best-seller The Jane Austen Book Club. Her novel Sister Noon was a finalist for the 2001 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Fowler’s short-story collection Black Glass won the World Fantasy Award in 1999.



UCI Student Center (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map). Keynote speeches and a luncheon will take place in the Pacific Ballroom; panel sessions will be held in the Doheny Beach and Emerald Bay conference rooms.

08:30 a.m.

9:30-10 a.m.: Fowler speech; 2:30-3 p.m.: Koontz speech