Junot Díaz discusses his novel
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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Robert Putnam, professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and bestselling author of "Bowling Alone", talks about his new book "Our Kids", which explores income inequality among children in the United States.
Kazuo Ishiguro | March 17, 2015 | Appel Salon
Author Kazuo Ishiguro talks about his latest novel with freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak.
Loft Literary Center and Bust Magazine: Roxane Gay
On Friday, April 10, 2015, The Loft Literary Center and BUST Magazine presented Amber Tamblyn, Franny Choi, xTx, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Roxane Gay, and Patricia Smith. Here, Roxane Gay reads.
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.
Shaun Usher: "Letters of Note" | Talks at Google
The author visits Google and several Googlers read aloud from his book of wonderful letters, from (mainly) famous people.
Peter Carey | Jan 22 2015 | Appel
Australian novelist and two-time Booker Prize Winner Peter Carey reads from his new novel, "Amnesia", In conversation with the Globe and Mail's arts editor and formerly books editor, Jared Bland.
Atul Gawande |
Renowned surgeon Atul Gawande talks about his book
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
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.
2015 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony
The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, with the help of its partners and supporters, PEN confers nearly 0,000 to writers in the fields of fiction, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, drama, and poetry.
Laura Poitras: People Must Stand Up For Whistleblowers Who Risk Their Lives
A highlight from Amy Goodman's interview with filmmaker Laura Poitras about the making of “Citizenfour,” her documentary about Edward Snowden.
Shelf Help with Jonathan Lethem
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Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian Families
The Dominican Republic is set to begin what some are calling "ethnic purging," placing the fate of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent into limbo. Half a million legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti this week, including those who have never stepped foot in Haiti and don’t speak the language. In 2013, a Dominican constitutional court ruling stripped the citizenship of children born to Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic as far back as 1929, retroactively leaving tens of thousands without citizenship. Today marks the deadline for undocumented workers to register their presence in the Dominican Republic or risk mass deportation. However, only 300 of the 250,000 Dominican Haitians applying for permits have reportedly received them. Many have actively resisted registering as foreigners, saying they are Dominican by birth and deserve full rights. Dominican authorities have apparently organized a fleet of buses and set up processing centers on the border with Haiti, creating widespread fears of mass roundups. The Dominican Republic’s decision to denationalize hundreds of thousands of people has sparked international outcry. We are joined by the acclaimed Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat.
2015 ALA Annual Conference - Nick Offerman on His Book, 'Gumption'
Experience ALA Annual Conference—in real time and after.
Karen Bender, "Refund" - YouTube
Author Karen Bender talks about how she discovered her love of narrative after getting hit in the head with a rock at the age of six.