There’s a reason everyone loves Cheryl Strayed. With her frank, hilarious, imminently relatable voice, she has wooed readers, including Oprah, with 'Wild', her extraordinary memoir of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. And then there’s 'Tiny Beautiful Things', her collection of “Dear Sugar” columns for the Rumpus, which established her as the Dear Abby of the digital age. She takes us on her personal journey, including her recent experience of being portrayed by Reese Witherspoon in the film adaptation of 'Wild'. She is joined in conversation by writer Megan Stielstra.
Martin Amis: "The Zone of Interest"
The “zone of interest” refers to the outer perimeter of the Auschwitz concentration camp. But in the hands of Martin Amis, one of the greatest authors in the English language, it becomes the terrain for a love story—though one with a violently unromantic setting. In a novel powered by both wit and pathos, Amis excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul. He is joined in conversation by Donna Seaman, senior editor for Booklist.
Why Toni Morrison Keeps Writing | The New York Times
Toni Morrison continues to hone her craft, even though she sits comfortably as one of the greatest authors in American history. Here she reads from her forthcoming novel, “God Help the Child.”
Inaugural Blk Grrrl Book Fair
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The Future of Criminal Justice Journalism?: The Marshall Project's Bill Keller
"Anyone who tells you [they know] what the future of journalism is is blowing smoke," says Bill Keller, the Editor-in-Chief of the new journalistic venture devoted to criminal justice reform, The Marshall Project.
Shelf Help with Jonathan Lethem
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Colgate Writers' Conference: Brock Clarke Evening Reading
Brock Clarke is the author of five books of fiction, most recently the novels
(which was a Kirkus Book of the Year, a finalist for the Maine Book Award, and a longlist finalist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) and
An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England
(which was a national bestseller, and American Library Associate Notable Book of the Year, a #1 Book Sense Pick, a Borders Original Voices in Fiction selection, and a
New York Times
Book Review Editor’s Choice pick).
Ladies of Letterpress Panel
Jessica White, Kseniya Thomas, Sarah Nicholls & Gina Houseman join us for an exclusive panel of some of the best and brightest women working in letterpress and paper design today!
Michelangelo Signorile & Tim Teeman |
It's Not Over
Journalist and Sirius XM Radio host Michelangelo Signorile presents a special night launching his new book,
It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality!
Michelangelo has been an outspoken gay rights supporter and in many ways a pioneer—his first book Queer in America famously exposed hypocrisy in American institutions, and in
It's Not Over
, he maps out the long road ahead to true equality.
2014 National Collegiate Book Collecting Awards Ceremony
Established in 2005 to recognize outstanding book-collecting efforts by college and university students, the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest aims to encourage young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles. 2014 winners were announced at a special Library of Congress event.
In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling the Global Economy
Author Larry Doyle exposes the shortcomings of an ineffectual financial regulatory system that brought about the Wall Street meltdown in 2008 and writes that he believes the corrupt relationship between Wall Street and Washington served the interests of the financial industry and failed to protect investors, consumers and the American taxpayer.
Lani Guinier and Deborah Bial | Talks at Google
Prof. Lani Guinier and Dr. Deborah Bial visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss Prof. Guinier's book, "The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America", and topics of related interest.
Witter Bynner Fellowship Reading: Emily Fragos & Bobby C. Rogers
Charles Wright introduces the 2015 Witter Bynner Fellows, poets Emily Fragos and Bobby C. Rogers, who read selections from their work.
The Life of a Poet: August Kleinzahler
Ron Charles conducts an in-depth interview with poet August Kleinzahler.
Speaker Biography: August Kleinzahler is the author of 11 books of poems, including the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award winner "Sleeping it Off in Rapid City".
Atul Gawande |
Renowned surgeon Atul Gawande talks about his book
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End