An Evening with
Jodi Picoult

October 1, 2018 in New York City

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult as we celebrate the release of her highly anticipated novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, and receive a signed copy! Bring a friend, mingle with fellow fans, and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres during this special evening of conversation with Jodi.

A SPARK OF LIGHT opens on a warm fall morning in Mississippi as a gunman enters a women’s health clinic and begins shooting. Each chapter of the novel spools backward an hour earlier in the day, tracking the lives of the women involved, the medical staff at the center, the shooter, and the hostage negotiator outside— and how they are all interconnected. Told with her trademark fearlessness, Jodi once again delivers a powerful story that will ignite a conversation.

Event Details

What was Included

  • A pre-signed copy of A SPARK OF LIGHT
  • A professional & social sharing-ready photo opportunity with Jodi
  • Wine and hors d'oeuvres

Date & Time

October 1, 2018
Doors Open at 6:00PM; Conversation begins at 6:30PM; Photo Meet-and-Greet Opportunity to follow to 8:30 PM


New York City

Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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Monday, October 1

6:00 PM Doors Open

6:30 PM In Conversation Begins

7:30 PM Photo Opportunity with Jodi, Cocktails, Hors D'oeuvres

Travel Details

Location Big Ideas Night is held at Random House, located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The address for Random House is 1745 Broadway between W 55th and 56th Streets, New York, NY 10019. Random House is near the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q and R trains at 7th Avenue/57th Street; B, D and E trains at 7th Avenue/53rd Street and 1, A , B, C, and D trains at 59th Street/Columbus Circle.

How do I reserve my seat? Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

Where can I contact Random House with any questions? For questions or suggestions, please email For information regarding a press pass, please contact Sally Marvin at Random House at 212-572-2143 or

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, there is no need to bring a printed ticket to the event. Your name will be on the guest list.

What is the refund policy? Refunds will be granted until Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30pm EST. After that time, tickets will be non-exchangeable, non-refundable and non-transferable. To obtain a refund, please request one through Eventbrite or email Refund requests will be processed within 48 hours.

Is my ticket transferrable? No, unfortunately your ticket is non-transferable. 

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About the Hosts

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the #1 bestselling author of twenty-four novels including My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, The Storyteller, Leaving Time, and her most recent, the acclaimed #1 bestseller, SMALL GREAT THINGS, which explored the issues of power, privilege and race, and was called “the most important novel Picoult has ever written” (Washington Post). The novel has sold over a million copies since its publication in October 2016. Ballantine Books will publish Picoult‘s 25th novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, on October 2, 2018.

Picoult’s books have translated into thirty-four languages in thirty-five countries. Four novels – The Pact, Plain Truth, The Tenth Circle, and Salem Falls – have been made into television movies. My Sister’s Keeper was a film released from New Line Cinema, with Nick Cassavetes directing and Cameron Diaz starring. SMALL GREAT THINGS has been optioned for motion picture adaptation by Amblin Entertainment and is set to star Viola Davis and Julia Roberts.

Picoult’s two Young Adult novels Between the Lines and Off the Page, co-written with her daughter Samantha Van Leer, have been adapted and developed by the authors into a musical entitled Between The Lines which had its world premiere in September 2017 at the Kansas City Repertory Theater.

Picoult is the recipient of many awards, including the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction, the Alex Awards from the YALSA, a lifetime achievement award for mainstream fiction from the Romance Writers of America, and the NH Literary Award for Outstanding Literary Merit. She holds honorary doctor of letters degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of New Haven. She is also a member of the advisory board for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband. They have three children.