Lydia Davis reads from her
The comic Lydia Davis proves that less is more, reciting multiple stories in just over two minutes.
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Tonya Bolden: 2016 National Book Festival
Tonya Bolden discusses "How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Speaker Biography: Tonya Bolden is an award-winning author of more than 20 books for young people. Her books include "Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century Girl," "Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America," "Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty" and "M.L.K.: The Journey of a King." Bolden has received a Coretta Scott King Honor, a James Madison Award, a Carter G. Woodson Award and NCTE Orbis Pictus Honors. Her most recent work, "How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture" , chronicles the history behind the development and the building of the latest museum on the National Mall. Bolden lives in New York.
Margaret Atwood – The Good, The Bad, and The Stupid
Today's guest is novelist, essayist, poet, and as of late, comic-book writer Margaret Atwood. She's also got some really funny mini-comics about bad interviews, so Jason tries extra-hard to bring his a-game here. She's the Booker prize winning author of The Blind Assassin, Oryx & Crake, The Handmaid's Tale, and around 40 other beloved books. Her latest, Hag-Seed, is a total and delightfully wicked reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest.
In this episode Margaret talks with Jason about genomes in the cloud, Bob Dylan's Nobel prize, the elusiveness of dead authors, and why technology's a three-edged sword.
K. Riva Levinson, "Choosing the Hero"
K. Riva Levinson, a DC-based international consultant and lobbyist who helped Ellen Johnson Sirleaf win the presidency of Liberia, talks about the role she played in the campaign in both Liberia and Washington, DC. Her book is "Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa's First Woman President".
Bernie Sanders introduces Our Revolution at University Book Store
Bernie Sanders most recent book - Our Revolution
Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides on Writing | The New Yorker Festival
The authors Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides discuss their personal approaches to writing novels.
Margo Jefferson: 2016 National Book Festival
Margo Jefferson discusses "Negroland: A Memoir" with Marcia Davis from the Washington Post at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Speaker Biography: The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Margo Jefferson is a former theater and book critic for Newsweek and The New York Times. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Vogue, New York magazine and The New Republic. Jefferson's first published book was "On Michael Jackson." Her latest book, "Negroland: A Memoir" , is the winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. In her new memoir, Jefferson meditates on race, gender and American culture from the unique perspective of her upbringing among the privileged black elite. Currently, Jefferson is a professor of writing at Columbia University.
Spotlight on Native Writers
Writers Eric Gansworth, Linda LeGarde Grover and Stephen Graham Jones discussed contemporary Native fiction in a reading and panel moderated by Deborah Miranda.
National Book Award Finalist Jason Reynolds reads from Ghost
Jason Reynolds, 2016 finalist for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature, reads from his book, Ghost, at the annual National Book Awards Teen Press Conference at 92Y.
Jennifer Haigh Reads From Her Novel Heat and Light
In her novel, Heat and Light (2016), Jennifer Haigh explores the allure of fracking for residents of a ravaged coal mining town. Haigh's debut novel, Mrs. Kimble (2003), received the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction. Her other novels include Baker Towers (2005), the story of a family rooted in the coal country of western Pennsylvania; The Condition (2008), about a proper New England family and the secrets and self-delusions that impact their relationships; and Faith (2001), which explores the aftermath for the family of a Catholic priest who has been accused of sexual abuse.
Jennifer Finney Boylan at Open Book Event Fall 2016
Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of "Long Black Veil", speaks at the Open Book Event Fall 2016 at the Penguin Random House offices.
Viet Thanh Nguyen, "The Sympathizer" & "Nothing Ever Dies"
Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his Pulitzer Prize for fiction winning novel "The Sympathizer," and his book "Nothing Ever Dies," which is a finalist for the National Book Award for non-fiction. From the 2016 LA Times Festival of Books.
Michael Chabon & Richard Price: Research for a novel | LIVE from the NYPL
MICHAEL CHABON is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves in their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Summerland, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Maps & Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, Telegraph Avenue, and the picture book The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
RICHARD PRICE is the author of several novels—including Clockers and Lush Life—all of which have won universal praise for their vividly etched portrayals of urban America. He is the creator/writer of HBO's acclaimed show The Night Of. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, the novelist Lorraine Adams.
Rain Taxi talks with Kristin Hersh
Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer for a chat with acclaimed author and musician Kristin Hersh, whose latest release (Wyatt at the Coyote Palace) is both a hardback book of stories and essays (and art, and lyrics) and a double album of new songs, all getting to "the heart of missing you."
'The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline'
Jonathan Tepperman discusses 'The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline', his new book about the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems—and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.
Will Schwalbe at Open Book Event Fall 2016
Will Schwalbe, author of "Books for Living", speaks at the Open Book Event Fall 2016 at the Penguin Random House offices.