Jodi Picoult


USA Book Tour » November 29 - December 10, 2021

Hardcover editions of WISH YOU WERE HERE will be pre-signed by Jodi. Jodi will be in conversation with a special guest at each event, discussing her writing career and WISH YOU WERE HERE. Details to come!

Virtual event streaming in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa » Thursday, November 25th

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USA Book Tour

Monday, November 29th - 8:00 PM EST

JCC Literary Consortium virtual event
– in conversation with Emily Henry
hosted by the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

Tuesday, November 30th, Long Island, NY - 7:30 PM EST

Long Island Lit Fest – in conversation with Julianna Margulies
Landmark on Main Street
232 Main St #1, Port Washington, NY 11050

Wednesday, December 1st, Washington, DC - 6:45 PM EST

Smithsonian Associates – in conversation with Brigid Kemmerer
Rasmusson Theater
4th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20024

Thursday, December 2nd, Hartford, CT - 7:00 PM EST

Mark Twain House – in conversation with Ann Leary
Museum at Immanuel Congregational
Church 10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT

Friday, December 3rd, Hanover, NH - 7:00 PM EST

Norwich Bookstore and Still North at The Hanover Inn
– in conversation with Chris Bohjalian
2 E. Wheelock St., Hanover, NH 03755

Monday, December 6th, Boston, MA - 6:00 PM EST

Brookline Booksmith at Coolidge Corner Theatre
– in conversation with Elin Hilderbrand
290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446

Tuesday, December 7th, Cuyahoga, OH - 7:00 PM EST

Cuyahoga Public Library at Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium
2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH 44134

Wednesday, December 8th, Oconomowoc, WI - 7:00 PM CST

Boswell Books at Oconomowoc Arts Center
41 E Forest St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Friday, December 10th, Corte Madera, CA - 1:00 PM PST

Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925


Virtual event streaming in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa

Virtual event streaming in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa
Thursday, November 25th

Every ticket will include a copy of Wish You Were Here.


Booking & events info

Booking requests / speaking engagements

Interested in having Jodi speak (virtually) at your school, business, or women’s group?

Contact Miriam Feuerle to learn about fees and availability.

Publicity requests

  • Contact Susan Corcoran
  • VP, Director of Publicity
  • Ballantine Bantam Dell
  • Random House Publishing
  • 212 782 9425

Why do many events charge admission?

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on the way you look at it, I’ve got so many terrific fans who come out to see me that the events can get pretty crowded. It’s really hard to enjoy yourself when you are standing with 350 other people in a space that can accommodate 50. For this reason, most bookstores have to move the event offsite. Sometimes this means they have to pay for the venue, too. It’s up to the bookstore to decide whether they’d like to pass that cost along to consumers.

In some cases, it’s a couple of dollars for a seat. In others, they prefer that you buy the book from them (instead of from Costco, or amazon) when you come to the event. Why? Because right now, bookstores are having a really hard time making ends meet. You might be able to get a book cheaper at amazon, but you won’t be able to hear the author speak or get the book signed. Bookstores usually provide that service through reading series - they’re the ones who organize the events and make sure you are having a good time, and in return, some feel it’s only fair that you buy the book at their business establishment. It’s sort of hard to argue with that theory! Some venues are offering discounts to students or kids; we have tried to ask for that accommodation wherever possible.

But ultimately the decision to charge or not to charge is the bookstore’s. It might interest you to know that in other countries - the UK and Australia, for example, book events are NEVER free! So - although I truly hope that anyone who wants to hear me speak can do so - I also know that it’s not fun for anyone to be packed into a crowd of people, and I promise you that if you do have to pay for an event, you’ll be comfortable, you’ll be able to hear and see, and you’ll have a great time.