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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts  Kwame Alexander  is the author of  The Crossover , a “beautifully measured novel” ( The New York Times Book Review ) that follows twin brother basketball stars coming to terms with the world.… more

  • In conversation with poet Phillip B. Williams Airea D. Matthews is the 2022–23 Philadelphia Poet Laureate and directs the poetry program at Bryn Mawr College. Her collection Simulacra won the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize and her work… 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

  • In conversation with Eric Banks Acclaimed for “wonderfully readable” fusions of “biography, philosophy, history, cultural analysis and personal reflection” ( The Independent ), Sarah Bakewell is the author of At the Existentialist Café , a… more

  • “Unflinching but also irrepressibly humorous” ( The New York Times Book Review ), Eileen Myles is the celebrated author of nearly two dozen books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, plays, and performance pieces, including Pathetic Literature, For… 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 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

  • Ross Gay is the author of The Book of Delights , a life-affirming collection of short lyric essays that reminds readers to appreciate so-called ordinary wonders, even during turbulent times. His several volumes of poetry include Catalog 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

  • In conversation with Airea D. Matthews, Philadelphia Poet Laureate and Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr With an artist’s perspective and a ground-level view of people in extremis across the world, writer Anna Badkhen… more

  • The 24th United States Poet Laureate, Ada Limón is acclaimed for her explorations of the “frightening mysteries and hopeful uncertainties of the everyday” ( The New York Times Book Review ). Her many poetry collections include the National Book… more