Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the New York Times bestselling author of the I Hunt Killers trilogy as well as such critically acclaimed novels as Boy Toy and Bang. He’s also a comic book nerd who geeks out by writing superhero novels, including the Flash series and Thanos: Titan Consumed. The Hive is Lyga’s first book collaboration with his wife, bestselling ghostwriter and social media maven Morgan Baden; together they also host Writing in Real Life, a podcast series about writing, parenting, and books. He lives with his family in New Jersey.

Website: barrylyga.com/
Twitter: @barrylyga

A brilliant doomsday warning about the perils of social media, justice, and mob thought, The Hive is also the complex story of a young girl coming of age. This is a novel about ideas, love, grief, and what hold the tricky narratives of history have on the violence of the present.” — Walter Mosley

FESTIVAL BOOK

The Hive

When 17-year-old Cassie makes an edgy, online joke, her viral comment whips an entire country into a frenzy and the Hive demands retribution. Forced to go on the run from this deadly, state-sanctioned mob and aided by a shadowy underground network, Cassie becomes an unlikely heroine as her search for the truth makes her a threat to the entire unjust system. Set in the near future, <em>The Hive</em> is part coming-of-age story, part socio-speculative thriller, and shockingly relevant today.
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<strong>Reviews</strong>
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<li>“The Hive” — <a href="https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/barry-lyga/the-hive-lyga/"><em>Kirkus Reviews</em></a></li>
<li>“The Hive” — <a href="https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-5253-0060-8"><em>Publishers Weekly</em></a></li>
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ALL EVENTS WITH Barry Lyga

9 PM
Literary Death Match
Oct 16 @ 9 PM - 11 PM

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE
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