Nathan Lane, Award-Winning Star of Stage and Screen To Host BEA Children's Breakfast


Oliver Jeffers, Rainbow Rowell and James Patterson Take the Stage to Discuss New Books

Norwalk, CT, February 5, 2015:  Tony Award winner Nathan Lane will bring his charm and wit to the BEA stage where he will be the Master of Ceremonies at this year's Children's Breakfast.  Mr. Lane will talk about his new children's book which is being published in the fall of 2015.  He will be joined by noted authors Oliver Jeffers, Rainbow Rowell and James Patterson, all of whom will also speak about their upcoming books and the inspiration behind their work.  The Children's Breakfast at BEA is a highlight of convention activity and typically attracts well over 1,000 attendees including booksellers, members of the media, and other book industry professionals.  

BEA (North America's largest industry trade show) and BookCon (the new annual consumer event organized by ReedPop) will take place back-to-back over five days beginning Wednesday, May 27th – Sunday, May 31st at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.  The Children's Breakfast will take place on Friday, May 29th at 8:00am and is one of many events at BEA that will highlight the hundreds of authors who regularly participate in the show.  Convention officials recently announced that National Book Award winner and #1 bestselling author Jonathan Franzen will be interviewed on stage for the Opening Day Spotlight at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 27th and note that other announcements of author activity will be made in the near future.         

"BEA provides our audience of booksellers and industry professionals an exclusive intimate setting to meet some of the most famous authors in the world,” notes Steven Rosato, Event Director for BEA.  “This stellar Children’s Breakfast line-up combined with our previous announcement of Jonathan Franzen’s appearance has us well on our way to creating one of the most memorable BEAs ever. We look forward to announcing more megastars of the book community in the near future."

Authors and featured book titles for the Children's Breakfast include:


8:00AM – 9:30AM CHILDREN’S BOOK & AUTHOR BREAKFAST (Special Events Hall)

The Friday morning breakfast will feature Oliver Jeffers, illustrator of The Day the Crayons Came Home (Penguin Young Readers / Philomel); Rainbow Rowell, author of Carry On and a new special edition of Fangirl (St. Martin's Griffin); and James Patterson, author (with Chris Grabenstein and illustrator Juliana Neufeld) of Treasure Hunters: Secret of the Forbidden City and House of Robots: Robots Go Wild (Little, Brown for Young Readers).   Nathan Lane, author (with Devlin Elliott and illustrator Dan Krall) of Naughty Mabel (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) will be the Master of Ceremonies.

BookExpo America (BEA) is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an international audience. The event is widely known as an ideal place for content creators, media, booksellers, rights professionals, and movie and television executives to meet new authors, discover new books, learn about trends shaping the book industry, and network with those who have a passion for books and reading. BEA is foremost a gathering place for creative writers and thinkers and the commerce they create. It is recognized for the media attention it brings to upcoming books as well as for the notable authors it attracts to the convention itself.   

BEA is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the American Booksellers Association (ABA.

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