Barry Miles and John Tytell discuss William S. Burroughs
Acclaimed biographer Barry Miles discusses his new work,
Call Me Burroughs
, with John Tytell.
Paul Auster and Isaac Gewirtz on Poe | LIVE from the NYPL
Paul Auster and Isaac Gewirtz on Poe | LIVE from the NYPL.
A conversation with novelist and scholar Amadou Koné of Côte d'Ivoire.
Speaker Biography: Amadou Koné is a professor in the Department of French at Georgetown University. Koné's field of research and teaching extends from the oral literature of Africa to its modern written literature, and he has won international recognition as an author, essayist and playwright.
The Sixth Extinction
: Elizabeth Kolbert
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
, journalist Elizabeth Kolbert visits four continents to document the massive "die-offs" that came millions of years ago and those now unfolding before our eyes.
Sari Botton, Dani Shapiro, Emily Gould and Chloe Caldwell on NYC
In tribute to Joan Didion's iconic 1967 essay, on leaving New York, "Goodbye to All That," a group of contemporary female essayists have come together to recount their own experiences with the city.
Author Talk: Edwidge Dandicat and Michèle Voltaire Marcelin reads from Haiti Noir 2
Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including
Breath, Eyes, Memory
, a National Book Award finalist;
The Farming of Bones
, an American Book Award winner; and
The Dew Breaker
, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the first Story Prize.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
S. Stevan Dweck Center
The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings & the American Experience
Stephen Wade presents a talk related to the research for his recent book,
The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.
W. S. Merwin, accomplished poet, and his full interview with 92nd Street Y
Watch this exclusive interview of W. S. Merwin only at 92nd Street Y as he discusses his life and inspiration for his poetry.
Talks at the Schomburg: Racial History of the American Criminal Justice System
Michelle Alexander, author of
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
Lee Billings and Caleb Scharf
Science writers Lee Billings and Caleb Scharf discuss the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.
The age-old question of whether we're alone in the universe - or if other life forms thrive among the stars - gets a brand new examination from science writer Lee Billings through his book,
Five Billion Years of Solitude
. In this critically-acclaimed volume, Lee charts the history of man's quest to determine what other Earth-like planets may exist in the universe.
Joining Lee for the evening will be Caleb Scharf, director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center at Columbia University. Caleb is the author of
Gravity's Engines: The Other Side of Black Holes
, and is the winner of the 2011 Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award as well as a medal from the American Astronomical Society. His blog on Scientific American is called Life, Unbound.
Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
A discussion on the representations of sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps.
Speaker Biography: Chet Van Duzer, a fellow at the John Carter Brown Library, is an independent scholar focusing on the history of cartography and historical geography, and his articles have appeared in
. His monograph on Johann Schoner's terrestrial globe of 1515 was recently published by the American Philosophical Society, and he has a book about sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps.
Jorie Graham: Selected Poems | 92Y Readings
Jorie Graham reads work that spans her career.
Patrick Ness talks to
Patrick Ness is the author of the YA trilogy
and most recently an adult novel,
The Crane Wife
caught up with the author at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis to chat about his work.
Rebecca Mead | LIVE from the NYPL
Rebecca Mead | LIVE from the NYPL
On Chekhov, Moscow and dogs in
Poet and translator Sasha Dugdale discusses the glamorous and tawdry representation of Moscow in Russian short stories. She describes the use of dogs by many writers in the collection