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Author events on Long Island, week of March 13

Tess Gerritsen, author of the "Rizzoli & Isles"

Tess Gerritsen, author of the "Rizzoli & Isles" series. Credit: Leonardo Cendamo

Sunday, March 13

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius presents a lecture, “How to Fix the World: A Foreign Policy for the Future,” and signs copies of his novel “The Director.” $15 a ticket; two for $25. At 3 p.m., Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck; 516-482-5701,

Tuesday, March 15

Designer and TV personality Kristin Cavallari (“Laguna Beach,” “The Hills”) discusses and signs her book, “Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making It All Work.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,

Wednesday, March 16

Playwright Amy Herzog, whose works include “After the Revolution” and “4000 Miles,” takes part in the Great Writers, Great Readings series. At 11:15 a.m. in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead; 516-463-5669,

Thursday, March 17

Tess Gerritsen, author of the “Rizzoli & Isles” series, appears for a breakfast and question and answer session. $50 for nonmembers. At 10:30 a.m., Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills; 516-484-1545,

Saturday, March 19

Science journalist Wendy Williams discusses and signs copies of “The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion.” At 2 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main St., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0015,

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