DOWNTOWN: Kristin Hannah Will Be Featured at The Hay-Adams Upcoming Author Series on June 22nd for Her New Novel, The Nightingale

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On June 22nd, the award-winning Hay-Adams, located steps from the White House at 800 16th Street, NW, will host its next Author Series luncheon honoring Kristin Hannah to discuss her latest work, The Nightingale. The Hay-Adams Author Series, where literary crowds honor literary masters, is an on-going event which hosts outstanding writers in a historic setting, directly overlooking the White House at Top of The Hay. You will enjoy exceptional food, drink and lively conversation. Tickets are priced at $85 per person (all inclusive), which includes a three-course, prix fixe menu with wine pairings. The menu, themed around the book, will be created by Vice President & General Manager Hans Bruland working closely with newly appointed Executive Chef Nicolas Legret.

Also, Kramerbooks ( will be on hand so guests will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of The Nightingale, which Hannah can sign and personalize after the luncheon. Tickets go on sale June 3rd and will be available online at: Tickets can also be purchased via email at or by calling (202) 638-6600. Tickets must be purchased by June 17th, and will not be available at the door.

Kristin Hannah, born in Southern California, is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including Winter Garden, True Colors, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane. Her novel Home Front has been optioned for the big-screen by 1492 Films (the same company which produced the Oscar-nominated movie, The Help) with Chris Columbus named as director. Her latest book, The Nightingale, is a singular departure, taking her into the dramatic history of France during the Second World War.

The luncheon will be held on Top of The Hay on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.).
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The Hay-Adams is located at 800 16th Street, NW, across Lafayette Square from the White House. The historic Hay-Adams offers guests Washington's most prestigious address with views overlooking the White House, Lafayette Square and St. John's Church, the "Church of the Presidents."

For reservations or more information call (202) 638-6600 or visit their website at