2018 Read

Manhattan Beach by Pulitzer
Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan.

2018 Author Talk

2 p.m.  •  November 4  •  Hilton Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Reads: One Book, One City

Founded in 2002, Fort Collins Reads seeks to strengthen the community through reading and the civil discussion of challenging topics.

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Jennifer Egan discusses Manhattan Beach Sunday, Nov. 4 at Hilton Fort Collins.

One Book, One City

Read a Book. Join a Movement.


With each passing year, Fort Collins Reads strives to create an experience that involves the entire community. This year,  Jennifer Egan, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Visit From The Goon Squad, will come to Northern Colorado to discuss her latest novel, Manhattan Beach. We continue to seek books and authors that provide the community with works that include relevant and relatable themes.

Egan’s visit builds on a tradition of presenting excellent writers. In 2017, we selected Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett for her beautifully painted themes of reconciliation. In 2018, we intend to delve deeper with Manhattan Beach. Find your copy at your local bookstore and broaden your literary horizons.

Ann Patchett


“The energy of the smart and creative board permeates every aspect of the Fort Collins Reads program. The community is vibrant and involved because it is a city of great readers. I cannot began to say enough good things about my experience in Fort Collins.”
2017 Fort Collins Reads Author

Colum McCann

Let The Great World Spin

“When Fort Collins reads, it truly reads!  Between students, book clubs, teachers and librarians it felt as the whole literary world had come together in a generous collision.

What a wonderful place to turn a page…”
2014 Fort Collins Reads Author

T.C. Boyle

The Tortilla Curtain

”Fort Collins Reads is one of the most vital community resources I can think of.  It touches so many, not only in the city, but in the surrounding community as well.  Good people come together to do very good things for literature and for all the local citizens, young and old.  Long may the program live!”
2009 Fort Collins Reads Author

Local Companion Author

Teresa Funke
War on a Sunday Morning

Historical fiction from the eyes of a 13-year-old girl at Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Author of multiple novels for adults and children, Teresa Funke’s books tell the tales of women left behind on the home front during World War II.  Teresa excels at exploring WWII-era stories from nontraditional points of view.