The Life of a Poet: Terrance Hayes
Washington Post Book World Editor Ron Charles talks to Poet Terrance Hayes about his poetry.
Kristin Hannah: 2016 National Book Festival
Kristin Hannah discusses
at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
NBCC Awards Ceremony for Publishing Year 2016
March 16, 2017 at The New School, New York, NY.
Monday Conversation and reading with Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith reads from her new work,
and is introduced by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah.
Conversation with Lisa Lucas
Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, Lisa Lucas discusses the responsibilities of her title and her passion for literacy. See the full conversation and more at booktv.org
Jessica Bennett: "Feminist Fight Club" | Talks at Google
In her critically acclaimed new book,
Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace
, acclaimed journalist Jessica Bennett blends the personal story of her real-life office "fight club" with a studied assessment of the gender gap that continues to plague the American workplace and beyond.
Anne-Marie Slaughter: 2016 National Book Festival
Anne-Marie Slaughter discusses "Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family" with Mary Louise Kelly from NPR at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo
One of the masters of short fiction, MacArthur Fellow George Saunders comes to CHF to discuss his long-awaited first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. Narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, this book reimagines the death of Abraham Lincoln's eleven-year-old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. Inspiring in its ambition and formal innovation, it may be Saunders' most original and moving book yet. DePaul University Humanities Director Peter Steeves joins Saunders in conversation.
Matthew Desmond (author of Evicted)
Matthew Desmond, author of EVICTED (Crown), speaks about his book at the First-Year ExperienceŽ (FYE) Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Margaret Atwood and Angel Catbird
Margaret Atwood presents volume two in her graphic novel series, "Angel Catbird", published in association with conversation charity Nature Canada's Keep Cats Safe and Save Birds Lives initiative.
Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father
Michael Signer crafted his biography of James Madison in a different way by focusing on the fourth president's youth. He characterized the book as "an intellectual and psychological biography of a young Madison before age 36."
Tuesday Monica Youn: Poetry & Law
Monica Youn read from her new book, "Blackacre" and participated in a discussion with Martha Dragich, professor emerita of law at the University of Missouri School of Law.
Bookforum: “False Starts”
s annual Valentine's Day–ish reading, featuring William Finnegan, Marlon James, Ed Park, Joy Williams, and Lynne Tillman.
Daniel Dennett: "From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds"
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
, Daniel C. Dennett's most comprehensive exploration of evolutionary thinking yet, he builds on ideas from computer science and biology to show how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. Part philosophical whodunit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett's legendary career at the forefront of philosophical thought.
A Celebration of Shirley Jackson
A Celebration of Shirley Jackson with Ruth Franklin, Miles Hyman, Laura Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, and more.