Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels, will be in...

Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels, will be in conversation with LI mystery writer Reed Farrel Coleman in Huntington. Credit: Axel Dupeux

Wednesday, Dec. 5 

New Yorker magazine cartoonist Bob Eckstein talks about and signs copies of “The Illustrated History of the Snowman.” At 7 p.m., Turn of the Corkscrew Books & Wine, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-764-6000, turnofthecorkscrew.com

Lee Child talks about his new Jack Reacher novel, "Past Tense,” with Lake Grove author Reed Farrel Coleman. A Long Island LitFest event. Ticket, $35, includes a copy of book. At 7:30 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington; 631-423-7610, cinemaartscentre.org

Poet Lloyd Schwartz (“Little Kisses"), a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and professor of English at UMass Boston, talks about his work. Part of the “Writers Speak” series. Reception at 6:30 p.m., reading at 7 p.m., Radio Lounge, Chancellors Hall, second floor, Stony Brook Southampton campus, 39 Tuckahoe Rd., Southampton; 631-632-5030, stonybrook.edu/mfa

Thursday, Dec. 6

Susie Orman Schnall talks about and signs her novel “The Subway Girls.” Part of the Author Breakfast and Book Signing series. Ticket, $55, includes breakfast and valet parking. At 10:30 a.m., Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills; 516-430-7102, sjjcc.org

Saturday, Dec. 8

David Bouchier, an NPR radio host and author of “An Unexpected Life,” talks about his work. At 4 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926, caniosbooks.com

Correction:  An earlier version had an incorrect day for Lloyd Schwartz's reading at Stony Brook Southampton.

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