Bill Konigsberg: The Bridge

To attend this online event, you can purchase a copy of The Bridge from Changing Hands Bookstore via Eventbrite or make a suggested $5 donation. You'll receive the Zoom link by email within 24 hours of the event's start time.*

The multi award-winning author of Openly Straight and The Porcupine of Truth shares his latest novel in conversation with Huffington Post's Senior Reporter, Curtis M. Wong.

Two teenagers, strangers to each other, have decided to jump from the same bridge at the same time. But what results is far from straightforward in this absorbing, honest lifesaver from acclaimed author Bill Konigsberg.

Aaron and Tillie don't know each other, but they are both feeling suicidal, and arrive at the George Washington Bridge at the same time, intending to jump. Aaron is a gay misfit struggling with depression and loneliness. Tillie isn't sure what her problem is -- only that she will never be good enough.

On the bridge, there are four things that could happen:

Aaron jumps and Tillie doesn't.

Tillie jumps and Aaron doesn't.

They both jump.

Neither of them jumps.

Or maybe all four things happen, in this astonishing and insightful novel.


When you purchase your copy of The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg from Changing Hands, you'll get a signed book and receive a #StayAnotherDay sticker.  
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Bill Konigsberg is the author of six books for young adults, which have won awards including the Stonewall Book Award, the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, and the Lambda Literary Award. Bill lives with his husband, Chuck, and their two Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford. Please visit him online at and @billkonigsberg.


Curtis M. Wong is a Senior Reporter at HuffPost, where he covers breaking news, politics and entertainment impacting the LGBTQ community. He is HuffPost’s resident pop diva savant and Broadway theater enthusiast, and is passionate about the outdoors, international affairs and Instagram. Prior to his stint at HuffPost, he was a Staff Writer at The Prague Post in the Czech Republic, and has also written for Billboard and The Hartford Courant, among other publications.