THE ESSENTIAL ELLEN WILLIS
The Essential Ellen Willis
gathers writings that span forty years and are deeply engaged with the times in which they were first published and yet remain fresh and relevant amid today's seemingly intractable political and cultural battles. Whether addressing the women's movement, sex and abortion, race and class, or war and terrorism, Ellen Willis brought to each a distinctive attitude.
On the earlier and later poems of Siegfried Sassoon
Jon Stallworthy looks at both the early and late poems of Siegfried Sassoon. By regarding when they were written he argues we can notice important shifts in attitudes during the war.
How I Wrote It: Ben Mezrich on his new novel,
Ben Mezrich is best known for his nonfiction, particularly
Bringing Down the House
The Accidental Billionaires
, both of which became major motion pictures. In
, Mezrich returns to his roots: fiction.
William T. Vollmann,
The author talks about sex, death and fantasy in his latest book,
, his first published work of fiction in nine years.
Jill Lepore, author of THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN at BEA
Jill Lepore, author of "The Secret History of Wonder Woman", speaks at the BEA Librarian Breakfast 2014 at the Penguin Random House offices.
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
Conversations w/Great Minds: Rick Perlstein,
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Richard Nixon and the Rise of Ronald Reagan
, joins Thom Hartmann.
Why is Tolstoy's
still so popular today?
Rosamund Bartlett, the translator behind the new Oxford World’s Classics edition of
, talks about why the great novel is still so popular today. Drawing on her own experiences, she highlights how an appreciation of the complex novel can benefit from rereading.
Andrew Lewis Conn | O, Africa!
Andrew Lewis Conn talks with author Ed Park about his latest novel, O, Africa!
Terrance Hayes, P.O.P
Shot and edited by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P is a video series featuring contemporary American poets.
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
The worlds of writer Karen Russell are wild and weird. Her latest,
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
, is no exception. Who else would morph Japanese women into silkworms, expose the surprising antidote to a vampire couple's bloodthirsty inclinations, and rewrite the Iraq war by entering the tattooed back of a veteran?
Time Out Chicago
's Laura Pearson joins this sublime storyteller, newly minted MacArthur Fellow, and one of the
's 20 Under 40, as she reinvents magical realism for our generation.
Surprise! Comedy presented by LARB A.V.
Surprise! Comedy is a brave new LA comedy circuit with rotating venues, secret line-ups, and a promise that things will get weird. More at http://lareviewofbooks.org/av/
Don Wallace discusses
The French House
Celebrated author Don Wallace reads from and discusses his new book,
The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village That Restored Them All
Michael Klein, 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.
Acclaimed book cover designer Chip Kidd speaks with LA Review of Books editor Laurie Winer.
Writers on Writing: Jo Baker
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