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  • Matt de la Peña and Loren Long | Love

    • Recorded Jan 27, 2018

    Watch the video here . Matt de la Peña was awarded the Newbery Medal and a Caldecott Honor for Last Stop on Market Street , a children’s book that highlighted volunteerism, income inequality, and other topics not often addressed by the genre. The… more

  • Watch the video here . Join featured author Jacqueline Woodson for an evening of conversation, reading, and performance. In conversation with WHYY's Katie Colaneri, Ms. Woodson will discuss identity, shifting cultural landscapes, and other themes… more

  • John Banville | Mrs. Osmond

    • Recorded Nov 14, 2017

    Watch the video here . John Banville won the Man Booker Prize for The Sea , a story of loss and the fickle power of memory celebrated for its “power and strangeness and piercing beauty” ( The Washington Post Book World ). His other… more

  • Isabel Allende | In the Midst of Winter

    • Recorded Nov 10, 2017

    Watch the video here . In conversation with Janet Benton, author of the debut novel Lilli de Jong . “Poignant, powerful” and “timeless” ( Boston Globe ), Isabel Allende’s acclaimed historical fiction weaves reality, memory, and mysticism into… more

  • Watch the video here . “One of the finest poets of our time” ( Ebony ), Nikki Giovanni is the author of nearly 30 books, including the collections Acolytes; Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgment; Those Who Ride the Night Winds ; and  Quilting… more

  • Watch the video here . 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… more

  • Alice McDermott | The Ninth Hour

    • Recorded Oct 23, 2017

    Watch the video here . *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… more

  • Watch the video here . 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… more

  • James McBride | Five-Carat Soul

    • Recorded Oct 11, 2017

    Watch the video here . “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… more

  • Watch the video here . “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… more

  • Watch the video here . 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… more

  • Watch the video here . “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… more

  • Watch the video here . 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… more

  • Tom Perrotta | Mrs. Fletcher

    • Recorded Sep 19, 2017

    Watch the video here . “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… more

  • Watch the video here . 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… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Dick Polman, "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY's Newsworks.org A longtime staff writer for The New Yorker , Lawrence Wright won the… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Dena Heilik, Department Head of Philbrick Hall, the fiction department of the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Kevin Hearne is the author of the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid… more

  • Zinzi Clemmons | What We Lose

    • Recorded Jul 13, 2017

    Watch the video here . A cofounder and former publisher of Apogee Journal and a contributing editor for Literary Hub , Zinzi Clemmons has had work published in a variety of literary magazines, including Zoetrope: All Story, The Paris Review Daily… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Megyn Kelly, host of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly Ghosts of Manhattan , Douglas Brunt’s New York Times bestselling debut novel about a flawed but highflying Bear Stearns bond trader, took “a smart shot… more

  • Watch the video here . Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for his novel Empire Falls , Richard Russo is acclaimed for capturing the “foolishness of this lonely world, but also the humor, friendship and love that abide” ( San Francisco Chronicle ).… more