The Friends of the Ronceverte Public Library and the Ronceverte Library Book Club will hold a special event featuring Corban Addison, international best-selling author, at the Trinity Methodist Church fellowship hall on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Corban Addison is the author of A Walk Across the Sun, The Garden of Burning Sand and The Tears of Dark Water which won the inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award. His work has been published in over 25 countries and addresses some of today’s most pressing humanitarian and social justice issues.
John Grisham, making an endorsement, stated the following: “I have been presented with many opportunities to endorse the works of other authors hoping to find a publisher. I have always declined, until now. Corban Addison has written a novel that is beautiful in its story and also important in its message. A Walk Across the Sun deserves a wide audience. And I strongly suspect that Mr. Addison will be heard from again and again.”
Richard North Patterson said of Addison’s The Garden of Burning Sand, “A compelling novel of conscience and heart, gripping in its drama and unique in its insights into a hidden and dangerous world.”
Addison’s fourth novel, A House of Thorns, about the underside of the global fashion industry, will be released in January, 2017. An attorney, activist and world traveler, he is a supporter of numerous causes, including the abolition of modern slavery, forced labor and gender-based violence. He holds a degree in law from the University of Virginia and an engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Corban is married to Marcy McClelland who is the daughter of Jan Hall and the granddaughter of Gene and Phyllis Myers of Ronceverte. He lives with his wife and two children in Virginia.