Kim Gordon and Elissa Schappell |
Girl in a Band
Alternative icon Kim Gordon returns to Strand, this time for the release of her memoir
Girl in a Band
, which details not only the years of her life in Sonic Youth, but also illuminates up previously unlit parts of Gordon’s life, from a childhood in California in the ‘60s and ‘70s through New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Jamaica Kincaid on writing, her life, and
The New Yorker
Born in Antigua, Jamaica Kincaid arrived in the United States as a seventeen-year-old au pair. Working her way through college, she eventually became a staff writer at the
and one of our most renowned novelists. Her Caribbean birthplace continues to inspire her fiction, from "Annie John" and "Lucy" to "Mr. Potter" and "See Now Then."
Chloe Benjamin, On Patience
Debut author Chloe Benjamin talks about the patience and passion required to publish a novel.
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, P.O.P
Filmed and produced 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.
Featured Reading: Frank Bidart
Award-winning poet Frank Bidart reads his work, including poems from his most recent collection,
, followed by a Q&A with novelist William Giraldi.
Ezra Klein, Vox.com | Media Talks at Google
Ezra Klein, Editor in-Chief for Vox.com, comes to Google to discuss the intersection of technology and news. If news stories were re-invented today, what would they look like? How would technology help facilitate the creation and distribution of stories?
Asian-American Literature Today
MacArthur Genius Fellow Yiyun Li reads from her work and discusses the state of Asian-American literature.
James Ellroy in Conversation with LARB founder Tom Lutz
Tom's Book Club presents its first ever live book club event featuring acclaimed author James Ellroy.
Richard Price on his upcoming author tour
Richard Price discusses his upcoming tour for THE WHITES and what he has planned for his events.
MASTERPIECE | Wolf Hall: First Look | PBS
Get a first look at the new series starring Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and Claire Foy in this extended preview.
, based on the books by Hilary Mantel, airs in 6 episodes, beginning April 5th, 2015 at a special time—10pm ET, on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #WolfHallPBS
Miranda July | Jan 29, 2015 | Appel Salon
Miranda July, acclaimed filmmaker, artist and bestselling author in conversation with author Sheila Heti.
Stephen Kotkin & Keith Gessen |
Historian and professor Stephen Kotkin presents his
New York Times
critically acclaimed biography
Stalin: Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
Johann Hari & Naomi Klein: Does Capitalism Drive Drug Addiction?
British journalist Johann Hari recently sat down with Naomi Klein to discuss his new book, "Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs."
David Duchovny on What Inspired
A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist: a four-legged heroine you won’t soon forget.
Poetry as Enchantment
Dana Gioia discusses the relationship between poetry and music and explore the ways in which poetry achieves its special expressive power.