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Books for Lunch

Sponsored by the Upper School Parent Association, the event is a wonderful opportunity for Seven Hills families and members of the community to meet leading authors and gain insights into their process and work. The mission of Books for Lunch is education, community building, and fundraising for the Seven Hill Upper School. Look to this page for updates on upcoming events.

Andrew Sean Greer was our 2024 Books for Lunch Author

Photo credit: Kaliel Roberts


Andrew Sean Greer is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of seven works of fiction, including the bestseller “Less.” Greer has taught at a number of universities, including the Iowa Writers Workshop, been a TODAY show pick, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow, a judge for the National Book Award, and a winner of the California Book Award and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award.  He is the recipient of a NEA grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Andrew Sean Greer grew up, an identical twin, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., the son of scientists. He studied writing at Brown University, where he was the commencement speaker at his own graduation. After years in New York working as a chauffeur, television extra, and unsuccessful writer, he moved to Missoula, Montana, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana. He soon moved to Seattle, where he wrote for Nintendo and taught community college, then to San Francisco where he began to publish in magazines such as Esquire, The Paris Review, and The New Yorker before releasing a collection of his stories, “How It Was for Me.”  The New York Times Book Review praised it, commenting that “Greer’s descriptive talents are immense.” 

His sixth book, entitled “Less,” was published by Lee Boudreaux books in July 2017.  It is the comedy of a man fleeing the humiliations of love, middle-age, and failure by accepting invitations that lead to a trip around the world and back, at last, to face his final demon: himself. It won the Northern California Book Award for Fiction, was one of  The Washington Post’s 10 best books of 2017, and it made best book lists as well in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post,  and The Paris Review.  In April 2018, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as “A generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love.”

For 37 years, Books for Lunch has invited noted authors to Seven Hills for a morning with students and a luncheon with students, parents, and the greater Cincinnati community in February. The  2024 Books For Lunch co-chairs are Lalitha Chundri and Lisa Briquet.

37th Annual Books for Lunch Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor

Seven Hills Website and Magazine Recognition
Verbal Recognition at Lunch
Check-In Table Signage
Meet and Greet with Author
Includes One Table (10 people)

Best Seller

Check-In Table Signage
Meet and Greet with Author
Includes One Table (10 people)

Check-In Table Signage
Meet and Greet with Author
Includes Four Tickets

First Draft
Check-In Table Signage
Includes Two Tickets

Host or Hostess
Check-In Table Signage
Includes One Ticket

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