Penguin Anniversary Bash

Sue hosted one of ten anniversary parties held around the country to celebrate Penguin’s 75th anniversary. She arrived at Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC in the ‘Penguin Mobile’ — an orange and black Mini Cooper, the dashboard of which has been autographed by Penguin authors. The car will soon be auctioned off for charity. Amid penguin cupcakes and Champagne, Sue spoke about her experiences as an Penguin author, which began with the publication of The Secret Life of Bees in 2002.