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  • 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

  • With characters situated in surreal,  Twilight Zone -esque, yet all-too-familiar positions of oppression within our most venerable institutions,  Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah ’s 2018 debut fiction collection,  Friday Black , was praised as a "vivid,… more

  • A “genuine genius” ( The New York Times Book Review ), Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1988. He wrote for the Miami Herald for 30 years, where his column was syndicated in more than 500 newspapers. His dozens of bestselling… more

  • Charles Yu  is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown (the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction), and the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (a New York Times Notable Book and a Time magazine… more

  • In conversation with Pia Sarkar A former longtime columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle , Vanessa Hua has written about Asia and the diaspora from countries such as China, Burma, and South Korea, and has contributed articles to The New York… more

  • In conversation with Laura McGrath, Assistant Professor of English at Temple University A “soul-quaking” ( Los Angeles Review of Books ) meditation on the everyday miracles we take for granted set amongst the travels and travails of a… more

  • Paul Harding  won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for  Tinkers , “an astringent meditation on loss, family ties, and the presence of the past” ( The Guardian ) in which a dying elderly man wanders through the rooms of his life’s large and… more

  • Jamila Minnicks’ debut novel Moonrise Over New Jessup tells the story of a 1950s-era, all-Black Alabama town that is resistant to desegregation and the opposing political viewpoints that threaten a young couple’s burgeoning romance. Praised by… more

  • In conversation with Jennifer Weiner Acclaimed for their explorations of marital fidelity, friendship, and the difficulties of connecting in modern life,  Sadeqa Johnson ’s novels include  And Then There Was Me ,  Second House from the Corner ,… more

  • In conversation with Colum McCann “The heir to Nabokov” ( The Sunday Telegraph ), Irish novelist John Banville  won the Man Booker Prize for  The Sea , a story of loss and the fickle nature of memory. His many other novels include  The Book of… more

  • In conversation with Laura McGrath, Assistant Professor of English at Temple University The winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk “is one of the great novelists of his generation” (The Washington Post).… more

  • Yiyun Li ’s “remarkable” ( The Washington Post ) debut fiction collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers , won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. Her other work… more

  • In conversation with Jo Piazza A “quite prescient and worthwhile” writer who “understands her characters inside and out” ( The New York Times Book Review ), Jodi Picoult has authored many No. 1 bestsellers that are renowned for combining… more

  • In conversation with Mark Krotov, publisher and editor of n+1   Vladimir Sorokin  is one of contemporary Russian literature’s most popular writers. Banned by the Soviet Union, his numerous novels include  The Queue ,  The Blizzard ,  Day of the… more

  • • Recorded Sep 21, 2022

    In conversation with Wesley Stace “The most psychologically astute writer working today, our era’s Jane Austen” ( Esquire ), Ian McEwan won the Booker Prize for his novel  Amsterdam . His 16 other novels include  Atonement , winner of the… more

  • In conversation with Laura McGrath, Assistant Professor of English at Temple University “Quirky and often darkly hilarious” ( Mother Jones ), Gary Shteyngart is the author of the culturally reflective novels  The Russian Debutante’s Handbook ,… more

  • Acclaimed for crafting “sharply drawn characters, exuberant prose,” and “plenty of period detail” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ), Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the author of six novels, including  Tumbling ,  Tempest Rising ,  Trading Dreams at… more

  • In conversation with Beth Kephart Alice Elliott Dark  is the author of the critically acclaimed novel  Think of England  and the short story collections  In the Gloaming  and  Naked to the Waist . Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared… more

  • In conversation with Asali Solomon Nigerian American author  Chinelo Okparanta ’s acclaimed debut novel  Under the Udala Trees  celebrates the act of loving fearlessly, even amidst the strife of prejudice and civil war. Selected for more than a… more