Author Name

Carrie Mesrobian

Awards the author has received

2014 Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature

Document Type


Date & Time of Event

3-20-2015 1:00 PM


Geoff Herbach

Coordinator(s)/organizer(s) of the event

Lisa Baures

Sponsors of the event

Library Services and the English Department

Sponsors of the live stream and/or recording of the event

Library Services and Maverick Visual Productions/Information and Technology Services


Young adult author Carrie Mesrobian will visit Minnesota State University, Mankato on Friday, March 20 from 1-2 p.m. in Memorial Library’s Casual Learning Lab (ML 45) to discuss her most recently published book, “Perfectly Good White Boy.” The “meet the author” event is free and open to the public. Live streaming will be provided by Maverick Visual Productions and Library Services. “Perfectly Good White Boy” is a novel that delves into the world of adolescent boys. It’s about a high school boy’s senior year and the decisions he must make on his future. During the event, Mesrobian will read a passage from her book, and then Minnesota State Mankato Assistant Professor of English Geoff Herbach will interview Mesrobian about her book as well as the writing process. Attendees will also be encouraged to ask questions of the author. Mesrobian’s first book, titled “Sex & Violence,” garnered the author many accolades—Mesrobian was the recipient of the 2014 Minnesota Book Award for Young People’s Literature, a nominee for Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults, and a finalist for both the 2014 William C. Morris YA and Cybils Best Young Adult Fiction awards. More information about Mesrobian and her books is available on her website,

meet the author carrie mesrobian 2015.pdf (412 kB)
2015 Event Poster

PGWB_LibGuide_2015.pdf (2234 kB)
2015 LibGuide for Event

Carrie_Mesrobian_Webpage.pdf (2653 kB)
Carrie Mesrobian Author Web Pages