PLYMC to Host New York Times Bestselling Author of The Silent Patient

YOUNGSTOWN—The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC)’s Literary Society will host #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient, opens a new window, Alex Michaelides.  

The event will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH. The author's presentation will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session.  

Michaelides will be promoting his latest book, The Fury, opens a new window, which comes out on January 16, 2024.  

General admission tickets are $50 and include the presentation, Q&A and a signed book.  

Reserved seat tickets are $95 and include a pre-event cocktail hour with the author as well as the presentation, Q&A and a signed book. Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. and include a glass of wine and heavy appetizers. A cash bar will also be available. 

Tickets to the event will go on sale on Wednesday, January 10 at 12 p.m. at, opens a new window  

All proceeds from the event will go toward adult literacy programs at the Library. 

For sponsorship opportunities, contact PLYMC’s Development Office at 330.740.6086. 

About Alex Michaelides:

Alex Michaelides was born and raised in Cyprus. He has an M.A. in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and an M.A. in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. The Silent Patient was his first novel, debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide. The rights have been sold in a record-breaking 51 countries, and the book has been optioned for film by Plan B. His second novel, The Maidens, was an instant New York Times bestseller and has been optioned for television by Miramax Television and Stone Village.

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