Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon

Internationally bestselling novelist Diana Gabaldon accepts the 2015 Mason Award on the festival’s opening night, Sunday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m., in the Concert Hall at George Mason’s University’s Fairfax, VA, campus. The Mason Award, sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation, celebrates authors who have made an extraordinary contribution to connecting literature to the wide reading public. Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 New York Times-bestselling Outlander novels, described by Salon magazine as “the smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting ‘Scrooge McDuck’ comics.” The eight-book series, from 1991’s Outlander through 2014’s Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, has been published in 26 countries and 23 languages and boasts more than twenty-six million copies in print worldwide. Gabaldon has also written several books in a series featuring Lord John Grey.

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The award presentation to Diana Gabaldon is free and open to the public; there is no need to reserve a seat. Tickets will be distributed at the door on the day of the event, and it is a general admission event.
We do expect a large crowd and we recommend arriving early to ensure a seat. The doors will open at 5:30pm, with seating beginning at 6pm. We suggest arriving to the Center for the Arts no earlier than 4pm
Diana’s audiobook narrator, Davina Porter, will be doing a special reading that afternoon as well, at 3:30pm in Harris Theater, also on the GMU campus. To ensure attendees have the opportunity to attend Davina’s event without forfeiting a spot in line for the Mason Award Ceremony, up to 400 tickets for the main event will be held and distributed to attendees of Davina’s reading.
Ms. Gabaldon will sign books in the Center for the Arts lobby after her event. The signing will be limited to one book per person.