The Global Book
Bibliophiles take note: there’s a new way to obsess about books. That prized copy of "Moby-Dick" you have in your collection is more than a beloved object—it’s an agent of globalization. University of Wisconsin professor B. Venkat Mani calls this phenomenon bibliomigrancy.
Thomas Page McBee & Stephen Elliott |
Thomas Page McBee dicusses his memoir,
, with Stephen Elliott, Founding Editor of The Rumpus.
Jamaica Kincaid on writing, her life, and
The New Yorker
Born in Antigua, Jamaica Kincaid arrived in the United States as a seventeen-year-old au pair. Working her way through college, she eventually became a staff writer at the
and one of our most renowned novelists. Her Caribbean birthplace continues to inspire her fiction, from "Annie John" and "Lucy" to "Mr. Potter" and "See Now Then."
Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon in conversation with Carrie Brownstein
Sonic Youth cofounder Kim Gordon and Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein sat down for a sprawling and hilarious conversation to promote Kim's new memoir
Girl In A Band
Miranda July | Jan 29, 2015 | Appel Salon
Miranda July, acclaimed filmmaker, artist and bestselling author in conversation with author Sheila Heti.
Asian-American Literature Today
MacArthur Genius Fellow Yiyun Li reads from her work and discusses the state of Asian-American literature.
Chloe Benjamin, On Patience
Debut author Chloe Benjamin talks about the patience and passion required to publish a novel.
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, P.O.P
Filmed and produced 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.
Featured Reading: Frank Bidart
Award-winning poet Frank Bidart reads his work, including poems from his most recent collection,
, followed by a Q&A with novelist William Giraldi.
Richard Price on his upcoming author tour
Richard Price discusses his upcoming tour for THE WHITES and what he has planned for his events.
James Ellroy in Conversation with LARB founder Tom Lutz
Tom's Book Club presents its first ever live book club event featuring acclaimed author James Ellroy.
Michelle Alexander: Roots of Today's Mass Incarceration Crisis Date to Slavery
As the Justice Department sheds new light on the racist criminal justice system in Ferguson, legal scholar Michelle Alexander looks at the historical roots of what she describes as "the new Jim Crow."
Nick Hornby: in conversation | Talks At Google
Nick Hornby visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to talk about his new novel, "Funny Girl", plus his passions for football, writing, reading, charity, and many other topics of interest.
Johann Hari & Naomi Klein: Does Capitalism Drive Drug Addiction?
British journalist Johann Hari recently sat down with Naomi Klein to discuss his new book, "Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs."
Stephen Kotkin & Keith Gessen |
Historian and professor Stephen Kotkin presents his
New York Times
critically acclaimed biography
Stalin: Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928