‘Divergent’ author anxious to meet fans at BookCon in May

By , on March 17, 2016

NEW YORK – “Divergent” author Veronica Roth won’t have to travel far to attend this year’s BookCon.

Roth is a native of Chicago, the setting for the third annual fan-based publishing event, the book world’s version of Comic Con. The event takes place May 14 at McCormick Place. Roth told The Associated Press during a recent email interview that meeting readers was “an essential part of what makes writing meaningful” for her.

The film version of “Allegiant,” the second of her “Divergent” trilogy, comes out Friday.