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EXPLICIT. The Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao reads from and discusses his critically acclaimed new collection of stories, This is How You Lose Her. www.nationalbook.org
The beloved author of At the Bottom of the River reads from and discusses See Now Then, her first novel in 10 years. www.nationalbook.org
The acclaimed author of Lucky Girls reads from and discusses her most recent work, about a Bangladeshi Muslim woman whose online courtship leads to marriage in America. www.nationalbook.org
British author Martin Amis reads from and discusses his latest novel, Lionel Asbo. www.nationalbook.org
Ann Patchett is the author of six novels, including the New York Times Notable Book The Patron Saint of Liars, The Magician’s Assistant, the Pen Faulkner Award winner Bel Canto, Run, and, most recently, State of Wonder. She is also the author of th…
Bosnian-American writer Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, and three collections of short stories: The Question of Bruno; Nowhere Man, a finalist for the National Book Criti…
Teju Cole is a Nigerian American photographer and art historian, and the author of two critically acclaimed books: the novella Every Day is for the Thief, about a Lagos homecoming; and the novel Open City, about a Nigerian immigrant in Manhattan. H…
Born in the former Yugoslavia in 1985, Téa Obreht is the author of the “stunning” (The New York Times) National Book Award-nominated debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife. She has contributed stories to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York …
A prolific writer of fiction, Russell Banks is the author of The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction, both of which were adapted into feature films, as well as The Darling, Cloudsplitter, Rule of the Bone, Continental Drift, the recent Lost Memory of Sk…
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into 30 languages and has appeared in various publications, including The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003, The New Yorker, Granta, Financial Times, and Zoetrope. Her novel, Half …
In celebration of the centenary of the seminal American poet and National Book Award winner Elizabeth Bishop, the National Book Foundation presents a discussion of Bishop's life and legacy with poets Tina Chang and Vijay Seshadri, Joelle Biele, poe…
Jennifer Egan, Thu, March 31 at 6:30pm from BAMCafe, Brooklyn Academy of Music. Moderated by Deborah Treisman. Jennifer Egan has published short stories in many magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, and McSweeney's. Her first nove…
Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award collections and in John Updike’s Best American Short Stories of the Century. In 2000, she received the PEN Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Awa…
Edmund White, Thu, Feb 10 at 6:30pm from BAMCafe, Brooklyn Academy of Music. Moderated by Michael Greenberg. An esteemed novelist and cultural critic, Edmund White is the author of many books, including the autobio…
Elizabeth Strout, Thu, Jan 27 at 6:30pm from BAMCafe, Brooklyn Academy of Music. Moderated by Deborah Treisman. Elizabeth Strout is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for her novel Olive Kitteridge. …
E.L. Doctorow reads from his novel Homer and Langley, and discusses his life as a writer, including why he left his job as Editor of Dial Press to write full-time, how writing one line lead to his latest novel, and he discusses the three things th…
Wallace Shawn reads from his essays, and discusses his life as an actor and writer, followed by a Question and Answer session with moderator Daniel Menaker and the audience. Recorded in the BAM Lepercq Space as part of the Eat, Drink and Be Liter…
Germaine Greer reads from her latest book Shakespeare's Wife, and discusses her feminist views, followed by a Question and Answer session with moderator Katha Pollitt and the audience. Recorded in the BAM Lepercq Space as part of the Eat, Drink and…
A.M. Homes reads the story May We Be Forgiven, which appeared in Granta 100, and discusses her writing life, followed by a Question and Answer session with moderator Aoibheann Sweeney and the audience. Recorded in the BAM Lepercq Space as part of t…
Art Spiegelman, the creator of several critically-acclaimed comic books, including the best-selling In the Shadow of No Towers, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust narrative Maus, participates in a Question and Answer with moderator Daniel Men…
New York native Jimmy Breslin, a long-time investigative journalist, columnist and author, reads from his most recent book The Good Rat: A True Story. A Question and Answer with moderator Daniel Menaker and the audience follows. Recorded in the BAM…
Nathan Englander reads from his novel, The Ministry of Special Cases, followed by a Question and Answer with moderator Daniel Menaker and the audience. Recorded in the BAM Lepercq Space as part of the Eat, Drink and Be Literary reading series. Pr…
Louise Erdrich reads from her story collection The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978 to 2008, followed by a Question and Answer with moderator Aoibheann Sweeney and the audience. Recorded in the BAM Lepercq Space as part of the Eat, D…
Featuring Christopher Carduff, Benjamin Cheever, Edward Hirsch, Daniel Menaker and Stewart O'Nan. Recorded as part of Madison Square Park Conservancy's free series of summer readings by notable authors in historic Madison Square Park. The National …
Featuring Christopher Carduff, Benjamin Cheever, Edward Hirsch, Daniel Menaker and Stewart O'Nan. Recorded as part of Madison Square Park Conservancy's free series of summer readings by notable authors in historic Madison Square Park. The National …
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Started
Mar 13th, 2007
Latest Episode
May 14th, 2013
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No. of Episodes
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