Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Presented in association with New Roads School
in conversation with Susan Orlean
discussing her novel,
This Bird Has Flown
at New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Face masks recommended to attend this event
$46 General Admission ticket + signed Book*
$66 Two General Admission tickets + one signed book*
*Tickets include access to watch the virtual version of the event
that airs on April 16 at 3pm PT, 6pm ET.
Virtual event only (April 16) Tickets can be purchased here.
A delightfully funny and steamy novel about music, fate, redemption, and love, from a beloved songwriter and the co-founder of The Bangles.
The fabulous Susanna Hoffs has written a novel! If you love The Bangles, you’ll love This Bird Has Flown. Hoffs tapped into the musical world she knows well to craft this story. It’s about a thirty-something pop star who’s hit rock bottom and, thanks to a chance encounter on a plane, revives her life and career. Music, fate, redemption, love: The book’s already been optioned by Universal Pictures, with Hoffs writing the screenplay.
One of pop’s most beloved voices, Susanna Hoffs graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Art. In 1981 she co-founded The Bangles, with whom she recorded and released a string of chart-topping singles including Manic Monday, Walk Like an Egyptian, Hazy Shade of Winter, and Eternal Flame before embarking on a critically acclaimed solo career. She also wrote, recorded music for, and appeared in the Austin Powers movies, and played herself on Season 1 of “The Gilmore Girls.” She recently completed a solo album of new music produced by Peter Asher, set for release in early 2023. This Bird Has Flown is her first novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, filmmaker Jay Roach.
“In this sexy, page-turning treat, Susanna Hoffs writes as engagingly as she sings.” —Helen Fielding, author of the bestselling sensation Bridget Jones’s Diary
“What a treat, and a pleasure, to find out that Susanna Hoffs can tell a story filled with characters as engaging as her song lyrics… with all the confidence you would expect from a seasoned explorer of the depths of love, music, and life.”―writer Ayelet Waldman
Susan Orlean is the author of nine books, including The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, and Rin Tin Tin. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992, covering a range of subjects including pigeon racing, Tonya Harding, teen surfing, taxidermy, and basketball. She is currently working on a memoir and adapting The Library Book for television. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.