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  • Watch the video here . 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… 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 . 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,… more

  • Watch the video here . 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… 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

  • Military History Club | Benito Mussolini

    • Recorded Jul 19, 2017

    Join John Hemphill and the Military History Club for a discussion of Benito Mussolini, Dictator of Fascist Italy.

  • 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 Bill Marimow, editor at large, The Philadelphia Inquirer “One of the most intense, visceral” ( Philadelphia Inquirer ) writers of our time, Mark Bowden is a national correspondent for  The Atlantic and… more

  • Watch the video here . Music historian Harvey Sachs’s many books include The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 , a biography of Arthur Rubenstein, and two collections of essays on musical subjects. He has written for dozens of newspapers,… 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

  • Watch the video here . As NPR’s science correspondent, David Baron received awards from the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among many other… more

  • Patricia Lockwood | Priestdaddy: A Memoir

    • Recorded Jun 13, 2017

    Watch the video here . Patricia Lockwood, “The Poet Laureate of Twitter” (unofficial), is the author of 2014’s groundbreaking Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals , a book of obscene, angry, funny verse that “is unforgettable, literally: once… more

  • Watch the video here . Yaa Gyasi’s breakout debut novel Homegoing , a multigenerational tale that “brims with compassion” ( NPR Books ), follows two half-sisters on opposite sides of the 18th-century Ghanaian slave trade and their descendants. It… more

  • Janet Benton | Lilli de Jong

    • Recorded Jun 5, 2017

    In conversation with Sam Katz, civic entrepreneur and executive producer of History Making Productions. Janet Benton’s writing has appeared in some of America’s most prestigious periodicals and literary journals, including The New York Times, The… more

  • Watch the video here . Military historian and journalist Thomas E. Ricks won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his Wall Street Journal series on U.S. defense spending in the post-Cold War era. His books include The Generals, The… more

  • Watch the video here . Then We Came to the End , Joshua Ferris ’s “truly affecting novel about work, trust, love, and loneliness” (Seattle Times), won the 2008 PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel and was a finalist for the National Book… more

  • Watch the video here . Blending dramatic historical narrative with critical interpretation in order to make surprising connections to contemporary political and cultural struggles, William Hogeland's three books on founding American history… more

  • Dennis Lehane | Since We Fell

    • Recorded May 18, 2017

    Watch the video here . Dennis Lehane’s “raw, harrowing, and unsentimental” ( Washington Post Book World ) bestselling crime novels include Mystic River; Shutter Island; Gone, Baby, Gone ; and Live by Night , all of which have been adapted into… more