Mid-Columbia Reads 2022

Mid-Columbia Libraries is proud to welcome New York Times bestselling novelist Silvia Moreno-Garcia for this year's Mid-Columbia Reads literary festival. The author will present Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 pm at the Columbia Basin College Gjerde Center, located at 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the author's presentation. Books will be available for purchase. 

  • Doors open, 6 pm

  • Author presentation followed by Q&A, 7 pm

  • Book signing, 8:30 pm

“The imagination of Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a thing of wonder, restless and romantic, fearless in the face of genre, embracing the polarities of storytelling — the sleek and the bizarre, wild passions and deep hatreds — with cool equanimity.” -The New York Times


Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including "Gods of Jade and Shadow" (Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, Ignyte Award), "Mexican Gothic" (Locus Award, British Fantasy Award, Pacific Northwest Book Award, Aurora Award, Goodreads Award), and "Velvet Was the Night" (finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Macavity Award).

She has edited several anthologies, including "She Walks in Shadows" (World Fantasy Award winner, published in the USA as "Cthulhu’s Daughters"). Moreno-Garcia is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.

She has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about the author at silviamoreno-garcia.com.

The Mid-Columbia Reads literary festival takes place Sept. 15 through Oct. 13. Stop by your local library to take home a free copy of one of several of Moreno-Garcia's books, while supplies last. Her latest title, "The Daughter of Doctor Moreau," was released in July 2022 and is a dreamy reimagining of "The Island of Doctor Moreau" set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico. Her 2020 novel, "Mexican Gothic," is a New York Times bestseller. All books are also available to borrow from our collection.

The program encourages communities throughout the Mid-Columbia region to engage with the same books and come together to explore and celebrate the written and spoken word. We strive to build community through the collective experience of reading, thinking, and discussing ideas and themes that raise important social issues while also building future readers and writers in our region.