Jennifer Weiner BEA 2014 Official PW Video
This video is about Jennifer Weiner BEA 2014 Official PW Video
David Mitchell, author of THE BONE CLOCKS at BEA Librarian Breakfast 2014
David Mitchell, author of "The Bone Clocks", speaks at the BEA Librarian Breakfast 2014 at the Penguin Random House offices.
Lois Lowry for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!
Lois Lowry, author of the frequently challenged book, THE GIVER, reads a passage that many target as inappropriate, for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!
Talks at Google: Edward E. Baptist,
The Half Has Never Been Told
Historian Edward E. Baptist visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss his book,
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
. As he shows in the book, slavery and its expansion were central to the evolution and modernization of our nation in the 18th and 19th centuries, catapulting the US into a modern, industrial and capitalist economy.
The Magician's Land
by Lev Grossman (Book Trailer)
Lev Grossman turned to his fans to help him create the trailer for
The Magician's Land
, his highly anticipated third book in the
New York Times
trilogy. You'll notice some special guests as well.
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
Trailer for Ian McEwan's novel,
The Children Act
Claudia Rankine — excerpt from "Citizen"
Claudia Rankine reads an excerpt from "Citizen" at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, March 29, 2014 at the National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, DC.
David Sedaris on his humbling plane ride | On Leadership
Author and humorist David Sedaris shares the story of one of his most memorable—and humbling—flights, and explains why he's grateful for his longtime boyfriend's good conscience. Watch his story come to life.
Julian Assange talks about Google, ISIS, and his new book
When Google Met WikiLeaks
"A fascinating conversation with one of the most far-sighted thinkers in technology. Assange is consistently ahead of the curve." —Edward Snowden
PEN Lit Awards: Ramona Ausubel
More great interviews, profiles and mini-features at http://lareviewofbooks.org/av/
Encouraging poetry through community service
Master of Fine Arts students at Antioch University in Los Angeles are required to do community service to enhance the "writing life" of others. As part of our series Where Poetry Lives, poet laureate Natasha Trethewey joins Jeffrey Brown to visit current and former Antioch students and discuss the link between making poetry broadly available and honing one's individual craft.
by Emily St. John Mandel
"The most-buzzed about novel of the season." —
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse,
tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
Laura Kipnis Discusses Her Book
Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation
In the essays collected here, Laura Kipnis revisits the archetypes of wayward masculinity that have captured her imagination over the years, scrutinizing men who have figured in her own life alongside more controversial public examples. Slicing through the usual clichés about the differences between the sexes, Kipnis mixes intellectual rigor and wit to give us compelling survey of the affinities, jealousies, longings, and erotics that structure the male-female bond.
Edith Grossman at the NYS Writers Institute in 2014
Edith Grossman is one of the world’s most celebrated translators of Spanish literature into English. Her newest work is Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (2014), a collection of poems by 17th century nun, poet, and feminist, Sister Juana, known to posterity as the “Phoenix of Mexico” and the “Tenth Muse.” Grossman’s acclaimed translations include several novels by Latin American Nobel Prize winners, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. Her 2003 translation of
is widely hailed as a masterpiece.
Behind the Book:
Simon & Schuster editor Ben Loehnen discusses
by Russell Gold, why he acquired it and some of the decisions the author had to make while writing.