Surprise! Comedy presented by LARB A.V.
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Acclaimed book cover designer Chip Kidd speaks with LA Review of Books editor Laurie Winer.
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.
BEA 14: Jesmyn Ward
From the floor of BookExpo America 2014
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.
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.
Interview with Robert Coover
The award-winning author talks cults, Kafka, and much more with LARB AV's Jerry Gorin.
Andrew Lewis Conn | O, Africa!
Andrew Lewis Conn talks with author Ed Park about his latest novel, O, Africa!
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.
From the Wonders of Creation to the Holy Land
Chet Van Duzer's analysis of four maps in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress included: the world map in a seventeenth-century manuscript of Ibn al-Wardi's Kharidat al-'Aja'ib wa Faridat al-Ghara'ib (The Pearl of Wonders and the Uniqueness of Strange Things); the world map in a 1553 Turkish manuscript of Zakariya al-Qazwini's 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa ghara'ib al-mawjudat (The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence); the world map in a 1565 Persian manuscript of the same work by al-Qaaini.; and the map of the Holy Land in the 1695 Amsterdam edition of the Haggadah.
Nicole C. Kear |
Now I See You
Author Nicole C. Kear speaks with friend and fellow author Emily Raboteau about her new memoir.
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.
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 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.