Workshop—Francine Prose: Words versus Ideas
How does a piece of writing start—with language or with an idea? What is most important to writers and to readers? What is the role of style, diction, word choice in what we write—and how we read? We will talk about all this—and more.
Karl Ove Knausgaard: "I'm A Very Shame-Ridden Person" | LIVE from the NYPL
Scandinavian author Karl Ove Knausgaard dissects the latest edition of his multi-volume autobiography,
, and the controversy and critical acclaim that surrounds it with
The Virgin Suicides
author Jeffrey Eugenides.
Rain Taxi talks with Lily King
Rain Taxi sat down with Lily King, author of the novel
, a story loosely based on the life of Margaret Mead. She discussed her inspiration, process, and read excerpts from her book.
Maya Lang and David Gilbert Celebrate Bloomsday
Maya Lang and David Gilbert discuss James Joyce and his influence on their writing at this celebration Bloomsday, the annual holday honoring Joyce's Ulysees.
Blood Will Out
Walter Kirn talks to LARB A.V. about the difference between a writer and a con man. Filmed at the 2014 LA Times Festival of Books.
Laura van den Berg, Steve Gunn, and Sloane Crosley at the Originals Series
The Originals Series: Sloane Crosley hosts an evening of conversation and music featuring author Laura van den Berg (
The Isle of Youth
) and Steve Gunn (of Kurt Vile and the Violators).
Austin Kleon at the LA Times Festival of Books
Austin Kleon, bestselling author of
Steal Like an Artist
, discusses his latest book
Show Your Work
Panel: Should I Go to Grad School?
To Grad School or not to Grad School? That is the question answered by Jessica Loudis, Nikil Saval, and Amy O'Leary.
Michelle Huneven discusses the lasting impact of questionable decisions in her novel
Adelle Waldman, author of
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P
Named a best book of the year by
The New Yorker
, NPR, Slate,
The New Republic
, The Daily Beast,
and others. A New York Times Editors' Choice & A Washington Post Notable Book.
Reading and Conversation with Carmen Boullosa
Mexican poet and author Carmen Boullosa read and discussed her work.
John Waters | LIVE from the NYPL
Filmmaker John Waters returns to LIVE with tales from his latest book,
, which chronicles his adventures hitchhiking across the U.S.
Colson Whitehead at University Book Store
In case you missed Colson Whitehead and
The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
at our U District store, enjoy the event here.
Hew Strachan on war poets
Hew Strachan looks at the relationship between literature and history, with particular focus on poets and poetry.
The Story of Aaron Swartz: "The Internet's Own Boy" Director Q&A
"Aaron [Swartz] was on the edge, he was ahead of everybody else and that's just not a comfortable place to be," says Brian Knappenberger, a documentary filmmaker who is behind a new film about Swartz's life called "The Internet's Own Boy".