IN STORE: Veronica Roth, author of Arch-Conspirator, in conversation with Mary Robinette Kowal

Parnassus Books is pleased to present an evening with Veronica Roth to celebrate the launch of her new book, Arch-Conspirator, in conversation with Mary Robinette Kowal.

This is a ticketed event which will take place IN STORE on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30pm Central Time. Every attendee must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the event. Masks are strongly encouraged.


Each ticket is $22.00 and includes one general admission seat, one signed copy of Arch-Conspirator, and a tour-exclusive sticker/laptop decal.

About the book:

In this gripping and atmospheric reimagining of Antigone, #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth reaches back to the root of legend and delivers a world of tomorrow both timeless and unexpected.

"I'm cursed, haven't you heard?"

Outside the last city on Earth, the planet is a wasteland. Without the Archive, where the genes of the dead are stored, humanity will end.

Antigone's parents - Oedipus and Jocasta - are dead. Passing into the Archive should be cause for celebration, but with her militant uncle Kreon rising to claim her father's vacant throne, all Antigone feels is rage.

When he welcomes her and her siblings into his mansion, Antigone sees it for what it really is: a gilded cage, where she is a captive as well as a guest.

But her uncle will soon learn that no cage is unbreakable. And neither is he.

About the author:

Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent series ( Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection), the Carve the Mark duology ( Carve the Mark, The Fates Divide), The End and Other Beginnings collection of short fiction, Chosen Ones, and many short stories and essays. She lives in Chicago.

About Mary Robinette Kowal:

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning alternate history novel, The Calculating Stars, the first book in the Lady Astronaut series. She is also the author of The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers and has received the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, four Hugo Awards, the Nebula, and Locus Awards. Her stories appear in Asimov'sUncanny, and several Year's Best anthologies. Mary Robinette has also worked as a professional puppeteer, is a member of the Award-winning podcast Writing Excuses, and performs as a voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), recording fiction for authors including Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow, and Neal Stephenson. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit her online at

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215