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.
ASK LENA #5: Insecure writer
NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, a hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays by Lena, is on sale September 30.
Jennifer Weiner BEA 2014 Official PW Video
This video is about Jennifer Weiner BEA 2014 Official PW Video
Jeff Bridges for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!
Jeff Bridges, star of THE BIG LEBOWSKI, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, and most recently THE GIVER, reads a passage from THE GIVER for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!
Abortion as a Social Good: Katha Pollitt Pens New Vision for Pro-Choice Movement
We look at a book out this week that offers a new vision for the pro-choice movement. In
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
, Nation columnist Katha Pollitt dissects the logic behind the hundreds of abortion restrictions enacted over the past few years and shows that, at their core, they are not about safety, but about controlling women. In order to reverse the tide of eroding access, Pollitt concludes, the pro-choice movement must end the "awfulization" of abortion. She writes, "I want us to start thinking of abortion as a positive social good and saying this out loud."
Eula Biss Talks About Her New Book
Eula Biss sat down with us at BookExpo America 2014 to talk about her newest book
. Topics include our symbiotic relationship with germs, collective disease fighting through genetic diversity, mothers, Greek mythology, and her interest in writing about vampires.
Playwright Ayad Akhtar on His Pulitzer-Winning Play
Playwright Ayad Akhtar talks about his Pulitzer Prize-winning play,
, making its Broadway premiere Sept. 2014.
Cathy Park Hong, P.O.P
Shot and edited by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P is a video series featuring contemporary American poets who read both an original poem and a poem by another poet, after which they reflect on their choice. They then answer a question contributed anonymously by a poet in the series, and leave their own question for another to answer. What results is an evolving, multifaceted conversation among poets about the art form. In 2014, the Academy of American Poets partnered with Griffiths to release the P.O.P video series throughout the year on Poets.org.
Tribute to Louise Gluck, Part 2
Recorded in 2012 at the New School in New York City in celebration of the release of Gluck's "Poems: 1962-2012." Part two readers: Peter Streckfus, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Louise Gluck.
John Scalzi introduces
at University Book Store - Seattle
A Hugo award-winner and master of originality, author John Scalzi is back with a thought-provoking and suspenseful new novel set in a future forever altered by a virus that killed 400 million people. Of the survivors, one percent is left in a state of "lock in"—fully aware mentally, but stuck inside unresponsive bodies and able to interact with the physical world only through androids or by borrowing the bodies of those known as Integrators. When a murder is committed by an Integrator, the question is: Who or what is really behind it? Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
Richard Flanagan in Conversation with Patrick McGrath at McNally Jackson
Author Richard Flanagan discusses his new book,
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
, with author Patrick McGrath at McNally Jackson bookstore in New York City. Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Karl Ove Knausgaard and Stephen Grosz in conversation
In May 2014, the Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop arranged for Karl Ove Knausgaard, author of the
novels, to meet in conversation with Stephen Grosz, author of
The Examined Life
and renowned psychoanalyst. The two men discuss death, intimacy, art, controversy, Bruce Springsteen and more with riveting candour and insight.
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.
Timothy Donnelly: The Internet's Impact on Writing
Timothy Donnelly is a poet, teacher and winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He spoke at the 2012 Poets Forum on the subject of "Poetry & Social Media." Donnelly discusses the impact the Internet at large has had on his work.
Marilynne Robinson on Faith, Capitalism and Democracy
Pulitzer-prize winning author Marilynne Robinson talks about what the title character of her new book
says about democracy in America.