Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
The Facts
Behind the Fiction
The bestselling author of 25 blockbuster novels, Jodi Picoult has an estimated 40 million books in print. Her novels usually deal with ethical issues and are told from a variety of viewpoints and underscore areas of moral ambiguity. Her last 9 novels debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list, and five of her books have been adapted into movies with a sixth , Small Great Things in the works.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Thoughts
on Creative Living
Unquestionably one of her generation’s most beloved voices, Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the runaway bestseller Eat Pray Love, which has sold more than thirteen million copies worldwide. Her latest bestseller, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, is a brilliant nonfiction treatise on creativity. Her next novel (June 2019) is City of Girls, a glittering coming-of-age epic stitched across the fabric of New York City in the 1940s.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Theories of Everything,
and Much, Much More
Roz Chast talks about cartoons, where ideas come from, the connection between anxiety and hilarity, The New Yorker, lockjaw, and much, much more. Her work first appeared in the pages of The New Yorker in 1978, and the magazine has continually published her work. Roz has illustrated several children’s books, contributed to many humor collections, received several prestigious awards, including honorary doctorates from the Pratt Institute and Dartmouth College.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Revolutionary Love:
The Call of Our Times
Valarie Kaur is a seasoned civil rights activist and celebrated prophetic voice at the forefront of progressive change. As a lawyer, filmmaker, and innovator, Valarie has won policy change on multiple fronts – hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, solitary confinement, Internet freedom, and more. She was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. Valarie’s new book Revolutionary Love expands on her "blockbuster" TED Talk and hits the shelves in February 2020.

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