National Book Festival Author's Gala: 2014 National Book Festival
National Book Festival Author's Gala at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Cartoonist Lives Matter: Art Spiegelman Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack
Art Spiegelman is renowned American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate. In 1992, he won a Pulitzer Prize for "Maus," considered one of the most important graphic novels ever published and one of the most influential works on the Nazi Holocaust. Spiegelman also founded the comics magazine RAW. In 2005, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine. After today’s broadcast on the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, we continued our discussion with Spiegelman to talk about his life’s work and the power of cartoons
Poetry Out Loud: 2014 National Book Festival
Poetry Out Loud at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C
Joseph O'Neill at the NYS Writers Institute in 2014
Joseph O’Neill received the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for his bestselling novel,
Slavoj Zizek: Events and Encounters Explain Our Fear of Falling in Love
Renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek discusses his new book on events, detailing how they retroactively create their causes and why they explain the 21st century fear of falling in love. Žižek's latest is
Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept
Pushcart Prize XXXIX Celebration
The Pushcart Prize returns to the Strand to celebrate its 2015 edition! Join us to celebrate the release of Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXIX with speakers Andre Dubus III, David Means, Kim Addonizio, Jim White, and Michelle Seaton. Listen to these contributors read from their work and pick up a copy of the latest collection!
E.L. Doctorow: 2014 National Book Festival
E.L. Doctorow appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Dana Goldstein Speaks at the Penguin Random House Authors Event
Dana Goldstein (
The Teacher Wars
) introduces the Penguin Random House Authors Event for NYC Educators.
Nikky Finney at the Loft
On November 22, 2014 National Book Award winner Nikky Finney visited the Loft as the McKnight Artist Fellowship judge.
The FBI as Literary Critic
Perhaps the most surprising of J. Edgar Hoover’s many obsessions was his interest in African American writing. Beginning with the Harlem Renaissance, Hoover and his G-men tried to anticipate political unrest through close readings and interpretations of such authors as Claude McKay, Richard Wright, and Sonia Sanchez. Washington University professor William J. Maxwell uncovers this long-hidden chapter in the history of American surveillance and American literature.
| Anatomy of a Scene w/ Director Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson narrates a sequence from
featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Jefferson Mays.
The Life of a Poet: Mary Szybist
National Book Award winner Mary Szybist discusses her poetry with Ron Charles, editor of
The Washington Post
's Book World.
Hammour Ziada - winner of the 2014 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature
On December 11, the American University in Cairo Press announced the award of the 2014 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature to the Sudanese writer Hammour Ziada for his novel
("The Longing of the Dervish").
Ishmael Beah: 2014 National Book Festival
Ishmael Beah appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
, Before the Paris Terror Shooting Attack | Op-Docs
In this short documentary filmed at
in 2006, cartoonists and editors design a satirical front page image of Muhammad.