West Roxbury author William Martin will discuss his recent novel The Lincoln Letter on Thursday at the West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library.
An author’s reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a talk at 7 p.m. where Martin will sign books.
Gwynne Morgan, an employee at the library said she expects a large turnout.
Martin, a historical novelist is best known for his book, Back Bay, which was published in 1979 and reached the New York Times bestseller list.
Martin has also written an award-winning PBS documentary, one of the cheesiest horror movies ever made, magazine articles, and book reviews for The Boston Globe.
The West Roxbury native was the recipient of the 2005 New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region.
Thursday’s event is free to the public.