Norwalk, CT–March 19, 2012: Officials at BookExpo America (BEA) have today announced that Neil Young will be appearing at the annual book industry trade show where he will discuss his upcoming memoir, Waging Heavy Peace. The book will be published in North America by Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), in fall of 2012. BEA will take place in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center June 4 – 7, 2012 and Mr. Young is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, June 6 at 12 noon in the Special Events Hall. The program, which will be called “A Conversation with Neil Young”, will follow an interview format and will be free to all convention attendees. Seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Lunch will not be provided but guests are free to bring their own lunch. Mr. Young’s interviewer will be named in the near future.Widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation, Mr. Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and he has profoundly influenced popular culture over the past four decades. He epitomizes the uncompromising artist. In his book, Mr. Young will present a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. It is the year’s most awaited memoir and rights to the book have been sold around the world to a dozen countries so far including: Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain (and Spanish language in Latin America), Sweden and the United Kingdom.
“I am profoundly grateful to Blue Rider and to Neil Young for making this stellar event possible,” notes Steve Rosato, Show Manager for BookExpo America. “This appearance will be a highlight of our show and I am sure it will live on as one of our great all time moments in BEA history. I have no doubt that on Wednesday, June 6 at 12 noon just about everyone in the Javits Center will be packed into the Special Events Hall!”
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