The Beverly Hills Literary Escape

We regret to inform you that due to Coronavirus state-mandated restrictions, The Beverly Hills Literary Escape will be on hiatus for 2020 We will update you on the finalists and winner of The Medici Book Club Prize.


Saturday, November 3, 2018
The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Please join us for an intimate day of great conversations, a luncheon with the writers and the awarding of The Medici Book Club Prize.

The Beverly Hills Literary Escape is an exciting weekend of unique events designed for the discerning reader. Offering insider access to the country’s most sought after authors amid the luxury of Beverly Hills, BHLE presents an intersection of literary culture and entertainment filled with great food, wine and, of course, books. Akin to European cafe culture and the days of the Algonquin Round Table, The Beverly Hills Literary Escape gives participants “green room” VIP access to leading authors in intimate settings and trendy venues.

Escape to Beverly Hills for a “Red Carpet” weekend where authors are the celebrities, book lovers are the VIPs and literary culture is exciting and entertaining for everyone.

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger


Aimee Bender • Brit Bennett • Richard Blanco • Sylvia Boorstein • Geraldine Brooks • Carol Rifka Brunt • Ethan Canin • Scott Cheshire • Michael Cunningham • Andre Dubus III • Emma Donoghue • Heidi Durrow • Karen Essex • Angela Flournoy • Karen Joy Fowler • David Gilbert • Alex Gilvarry • Robert Goolrick • Lauren Groff • Yaa Gyasi • Adam Haslett • Nancy Horan • Michelle Huneven • Hillary Jordan • Alice LaPlante • Chang-rae Lee • Min Jin Lee • Mira T. Lee • Margot Livesey • Anthony Marra • Colum McCann • Paula McLain • Martha McPhee • Dinaw Mengestu • Madeline Miller • Liz Moore • Celeste Ng • Viet Thanh Nguyen • Joseph O’Neill • Ruth Ozeki • Gin Phillips • Elizabeth Rosner • Mark Sarvas • Will Schwalbe • John Burnham Schwartz • Lisa See • Maria Semple • Kamila Shamsie • Dani Shapiro • Mona Simpson • Joan Silber • Marisa Silver • Tatjana Soli • Susan Straight • Elizabeth Strout • Hannah Tinti • Amor Towles • Douglas Trevor • Gail Tsukiyama • David Ulin • Thrity Umrigar • Luis Alberto Urrea • Abraham Verghese • Tobias Wolff • Meg Wolitzer


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