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  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6abc Action News morning edition. Co-promoted by the American Constitution Society The Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences Division, Professor of Sociology & African American Studies at… more

  • In conversation with Zoe Sivak Maura Cheeks  is the author of  Acts of Forgiveness , a debut novel that imagines a contemporary moment in which our government has approved reparations for Black Americans—but only if they can prove they are the… more

  • In conversation with Airea D. Matthews Phillip B. Williams  is the author of two acclaimed poetry collections,  Thief in the Interior , which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a Lambda Literary Award; and  Mutiny , which was a finalist for… more

  • In conversation with novelist and musician Wesley Stace  Paul Lynch  won the 2023 Booker Prize for  Prophet Song , a “brilliant, haunting” and “crucial book for our current times ( The Guardian ) that tells the dystopian but plausible tale of a… more

  • • Recorded Jan 31, 2024 Explicit Content

    In conversation with Niela Orr A “hilarious, uncomfortable and compulsively readable story about race and class” ( TIME ),  Kiley Reid ’s novel  Such a Fun Age  tells the story of a young Black babysitter and her well-intentioned but misguided… more

  • Susan Muaddi Darraj  won the 2016 American Book Award, the 2016 Arab American Book Award, and was a finalist for the Palestine Book Award for  A Curious Land , a collection of linked stories that follows the denizens of a Palestinian West Bank… more

  • Sigrid Nunez won the 2018 National Book Award for The Friend , a “beautiful” novel “crammed with a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love” ( The Wall Street Journal ) in which a woman is forced to adopt her deceased best friend’s Great… more

  • In conversation with Nomi Eve “Filled with so much universal experience, such haunting imagery, such urgent matters of life and death” ( The New York Times ), Alice McDermott’ s bestselling novels include Someone ; Charming Billy , winner of the… more

  • In conversation with Rebeca L. Hey-Colón, Professor of Latinx Studies, Temple University Cristina García  is the author of eight “languid and sensual, curt and surprising” ( The New York Times Book Review ) novels, including  The Lady Matador’s… more

  • Melissa Broder is the author of Milk Fed , the “sensuous and delightfully delirious tale” ( O, The Oprah Magazine ) of a calorie-obsessed lapsed Jewish woman who falls under the spell of a zaftig Orthodox frozen yogurt store employee. Her other… more

  • In conversation with Andy Kahan Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture “As good as any piece of literature can get” ( Chicago Sun Times ), Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award,… more

  • In conversation with Asali Solomon Ayana Mathis is the author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie , “a remarkable page-turner of a novel” ( Chicago Tribune ) that follows the harrowing fortunes of a 15-year-old from Georgia to Philadelphia during the… more

  • Jennifer Weiner  is the no. 1  New York Times  bestselling author of more than a dozen “funny, fanciful, extremely poignant” ( The Boston Globe ) novels, including  That Summer ,  Mrs. Everything ,  Who Do You Love ,  All Fall Down ,  In Her… more

  • James McBride  is the author of the National Book Award-winning  The Good Lord Bird , “a brilliant romp of a novel” ( The New York Times Book Review ) in which a young boy born into slavery joins abolitionist John Brown’s doomed crusade. He is… more

  • In conversation with Jim Gardner Jake Tapper  is the Washington, D.C., anchor and chief Washington correspondent for CNN, where he hosts the weekday program  The Lead with Jake Tapper  and the Sunday morning show  State of the Union . He is the… more

  • Join us at the Community College of Philadelphia for a celebration to conclude the One Book, One Philadelphia 2023 season. This event will feature an in-person conversation between Charles Yu and Dr. Michelle Myers, associate professor of English… more

  • In conversation with Alexandra Auder, author of Don't Call Me Home: A Memoir Publishing industry veteran  Christine Pride  has held a variety of editorial positions at Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, and Crown, among other publishing companies. In… more

  • Geraldine Brooks won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for her novel  March , an “honorable, elegant, and true” ( The Wall Street Journal ) retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s  Little Women  from the point of view of the titular family’s absent patriarch. Her… more

  • In conversation with George Anastasia The director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, James Comey captured international attention for his investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails, Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election, and… more

  • • Recorded May 9, 2023

    Hernan Diaz ’s bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel  Trust , "a genre-bending, time-skipping story about New York City’s elite in the roaring ’20s and Great Depression” ( Vanity Fair ), presents a literary puzzle about the reality warping… more