New York Times bestseller Emily St. John Mandel and National Book Award winner Colum McCann appeared in a live virtual reading as part of the 2019/2020 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Monday, May 18, 2020, 7 pm central time. Both authors gave brief readings from their new novels, The Glass Hotel and Apeirogon, and participated in a conversation with Maggie Galehouse, editor of TMC Pulse – the magazine of the Texas Medical Center – and former Houston Chronicle book editor. Inprint Executive Director Rich Levy introduced the evening. The reading was originally scheduled to take place on Monday, April 27, 2020, at the Alley Theatre, but was rescheduled to a virtual live stream because of the Covid-19 pandemic.