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."
Poetry as Enchantment
Dana Gioia discusses the relationship between poetry and music and explore the ways in which poetry achieves its special expressive power.
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.
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
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.
Nick Hornby: in conversation | Talks At Google
Nick Hornby visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to talk about his new novel, "Funny Girl", plus his passions for football, writing, reading, charity, and many other topics of interest.
Miranda July | Jan 29, 2015 | Appel Salon
Miranda July, acclaimed filmmaker, artist and bestselling author in conversation with author Sheila Heti.
Asian-American Literature Today
MacArthur Genius Fellow Yiyun Li reads from her work and discusses the state of Asian-American literature.
Richard Price on his upcoming author tour
Richard Price discusses his upcoming tour for THE WHITES and what he has planned for his events.
David Duchovny on What Inspired
A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist: a four-legged heroine you won’t soon forget.
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."
Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon in conversation with Carrie Brownstein
Sonic Youth cofounder Kim Gordon and Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein sat down for a sprawling and hilarious conversation to promote Kim's new memoir
Girl In A Band
Chloe Benjamin, On Patience
Debut author Chloe Benjamin talks about the patience and passion required to publish a novel.
: An Evening of Reading and Conversation
Molly Crabapple, Justin Vivian Bond, John Guare, Ayana Mathis, Eileen Myles, Dina Salah Amer, Andrew Solomon, and Lili Taylor took the stage to read Mohamadou Ould Slahi's
—a book Mark Danner called the "most profound account yet written of what it is like to be the collateral damage of the United State’s War on Terror." A conversation also took place between the book's editor Larry Siems and Nancy Hollander, a lead attorney for Slahi, moderated by Philip Gourevitch.
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.