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Popular Reading Author Series: Book Discussion with Dr. A.J. Hartley

Sponsored by Atkins Library and the Popular Reading Group

Popular Reading Author series presents a book discussion with A.J. Hartley

A.J. Hartley Book Talk

Thursday, April 21, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Virtual & In-Person Options (Halton Room, first floor of Atkins Library)

Free Event - Registration Required 

*Book signing to follow discussion.

About the Speaker

Author A.J. Hartley

A.J. Hartley (AKA Andrew Hart) is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels in a variety of genres including mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, paranormal, children’s and young adult. He has written adaptations of Macbeth and Hamlet with David Hewson (the latter winning Audible’s book of the year for 2014), and UFO mystery/thrillers with Tom DeLonge of Blink 182. The first book of his Steeplejack trilogy won International Thriller Writers’ YA book of the year for 2017.

As Andrew James Hartley he is UNC Charlotte’s Robinson Professor of Shakespeare studies where he specializes in performance issues. He is the author of scholarly books on dramaturgy, political theatre and performance history. He has edited collections about Shakespeare on the university stage, Shakespeare in millennial fiction, and (with Peter Holland) Shakespeare and geek culture. He was editor of Shakespeare Bulletin for a decade, and is currently editing Julius Caesar for Arden.

He also has a YouTube channel focused mainly on Japanese rock music. You can learn more about him at


Theater Department Profile

Dr. Hartley's Curriculum Vitae

Author Website


Author Introduction and Book Announcement for Burning Shakespeeare

About J. Murrey Atkins Library

The mission of the J. Murrey Atkins Library is to advance teaching, learning, research, innovation, academic success, and collaboration for UNC Charlotte and the greater Charlotte community by connecting people with expertise, information, services, technologies, spaces, and experiences. The library is open to community members during certain hours--please consult our website or contact us for up-to-date information--and through the Friends of Atkins Library program, community members can get book borrowing privileges plus many other benefits and opportunities.  

About the Department of Theater

Mission Statement

The Department of Theatre provides a student-focused liberal arts education that develops theatre artists, scholars and teachers to investigate current best practices and emerging entrepreneurial methods in theatre and other kinds of professional performance. Aligning with the university’s commitment to open-access education, we integrate the values of equity and inclusion to drive vibrant intellectual inquiry, ethical and informed community engagement, and innovative creative research practices.

About Falstaff Books

Falstaff Books is a digital and print publishing company based in Charlotte, NC. They focus on fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, romance, dramatic literature. They refers to these genres as the “misfit toys” of fiction. The publisher was founded in January 2016 by staff from the publishing, self-publishing, and small presses. Falstaff is known for its activism and support of writers, readers, and the greater creative community publishing. They release approximately 40 stories annually in a variety of formats, such as electronic, trade paperback, and audio.