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  • In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education , former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical   Lauded historian Simon Schama is the author of The Embarrassment… more

  • Alice McDermott | The Ninth Hour

    • Recorded Oct 23, 2017

    *Pulling the delicate threads of “fear and vulnerability, joy and passion, the capacity for love and pain and grief” ( The Washington Post ), Alice McDermott’s acclaimed fiction explores intersecting stories of familial love, Irish American… more

  • *In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak Best known for leading roles in a variety of comedies, dramas, and action films such as The Brothers, Deliver Us from Eva, Bad Boys II , and 2016’s The Birth of a Nation ,… more

  • *National Book Award nominee and Yale Law School professor James Forman Jr. has spent decades teaching, writing, and working on the ground in criminal procedure and policy, juvenile justice, and education law and policy. A former law clerk for… more

  • In conversation with Laura Kovacs, associate director, author events “Powerful” and “full of magic” ( Los Angeles Times ), Amy Tan is the author of the beloved novels  The Joy Luck Club , a finalist for the National Book Award and the National… more

  • A CNN political contributor and host of a popular recurring primetime special bearing his name, Van Jones was a green-jobs advisor to the Obama administration, overseeing billions in environmental recovery spending. His two bestselling books are… more

  • James McBride | Five-Carat Soul

    • Recorded Oct 11, 2017

    “Absorbing and darkly funny” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), James McBride is the author of the National Book Award winner  The Good Lord Bird , in which a young boy born into slavery joins abolitionist John Brown’s doomed mission. His nonfiction… more

  • In conversation with Dick Polman , "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY News E.J. Dionne Jr. is a syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in  The Washington Post  and nearly 100… more

  • “Lyrical and portentous” ( The New York Times ), Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel  Middlesex; The Virgin Suicides , which was adapted into a feature film by Sofia Coppola; and The Marriage Plot , a National Book… more

  • The governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013, Lord Mervyn King steered the U.K.’s central banking institution through the financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing recession. Currently a… more

  • Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad . Her other books of fiction include the National Book Award Finalist Look at Me , the bestselling The Keep , and The… more

  • “A master of perpetual storytelling” ( The New Yorker ), Salman Rushdie is the author of a dozen novels, including Shame, The Satanic Verses , and Midnight’s Children , winner of the Booker Prize in 1981 and the “Booker of Bookers” Prize in 1993.… more

  • William Taubman won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Khrushchev: The Man and His Era , a portrait of the Soviet leader “unlikely to be surpassed any time soon in either richness or complexity” ( New York Times… more

  • Lauded for bringing the Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, and Eastern European influences from Solomonov’s titular Philadelphia restaurant to readers’ home kitchens, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook’s Zahav: A World of Israeli… more

  • In conversation with Meg Wolitzer , bestselling author of The Interestings among many novels. A writer for The New Yorker for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon, Angels and Ages: A Short Book About… more

  • Tom Perrotta | Mrs. Fletcher

    • Recorded Sep 19, 2017

    “A daring chronicler of our most profound anxieties and human desires” ( Washington Post ), Tom Perrotta is the author of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed novels of our time, including Election , which was adapted into an… more

  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for The Swerve: How the World Became Modern , Stephen Greenblatt is widely acclaimed as the father of New Historicism, which strives to understand works of literature within their historical… more

  • A “fiction pioneer, toying with fresh ways of rendering experience and emotion” ( NPR ), Nicole Krauss is the bestselling author of the acclaimed novels Man Walks into a Room, The History of Love , and Great House . Named one of Granta’s Best… more

  • With a career spanning four decades, 26 studio albums, and untold scores of concerts, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the world’s most loved singer-songwriters. A prolific actor in a variety of television and film roles, he can also boast of… more

  • In 2013 NSA contractor Edward Snowden shook the pillars of the worldwide intelligence community when he revealed a trove of highly classified information that exposed astonishingly widespread mass U.S. surveillance overreach on a variety of… more