The Seattle Public Library will the internationally-known science fiction author Connie Willis for a reading of her work and a Q&A from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636 .

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.

Willis is the winner of an unprecedented total of eleven Hugo Awards and seven Nebula Awards. She is the first author to have ever won both awards in all four fiction categories. She has also won numerous Locus Awards and was named by Locus as Best Science Fiction Author of the Nineties. Willis is the author of "Doomsday Book" and many other acclaimed novels. She is well-known for her short stories, which include "Fire Watch," "Even the Queen" and "The Last of the Winnebagos."

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with University Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing.