Series

Doris Kearns Goodwin Image

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Monday, October 1, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She will speak on her forthcoming book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, which will explore presidential leadership throughout history.

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Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Renowned American novelist Barbara Kingsolver, author of the instant classics Flight Behavior, The Poisonwood Bible, and The Lacuna, will speak with SAL Executive Director Ruth Dickey about her life in reading and writing, as well as her forthcoming novel, Unsheltered.

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Katherine Boo

Monday, January 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Katherine Boo is an internationally celebrated journalist on a quest to amplify the voices of underprivileged populations. Boo’s latest reporting explores social mobility in low-income families, drawing on years of intimate reporting in African-American neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

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A Conversation with Zadie Smith

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Zadie Smith is one of the world’s preeminent fiction and non-fiction writers. Her novels include White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and Swing Time, among others; and her many non-fiction works on a range of subjects from pop culture to politics are collected in Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays and 2018’s Feel Free.

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Valeria Luiselli

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Luiselli is an award-winning Mexican author living in the United States. The author of two novels and a collection of essays, Luiselli’s most recent book, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, was described by the Texas Observer as “the First Must-Read Book of the Trump Era.”

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Tayari Jones

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Tayari Jones is an award-winning author whose runaway bestseller, An American Marriage, features a newlywed couple and their reckoning with the horrors of mass incarceration, navigating ethically-charged questions about faithfulness and sacrifice.

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Alice Walker

Thursday, October 4, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated, prolific writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry.

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Danez Smith

Monday, November 26, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

Danez Smith is a Black, queer, poz writer and performer. Their most recent collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award.

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Solmaz Sharif

Monday, February 11, 2019 7:30 pm

Poetry

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif is the author of the poetry collection LOOK (Graywolf Press, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award and the winner of the 2017 American Book Award for poetry.

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Ilya Kaminsky

Monday, April 1, 2019 7:30 pm

Poetry

Ilya Kaminsky is a hard of hearing Russian-Jewish-American poet, critic, translator, and professor, whose latest collection, Deaf Republic (2019), is forthcoming from Graywolf Press.

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HERE: Poems for the Planet, featuring Kimiko Hahn & friends

Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:30 pm

Poetry

Just in time for Earth Day, we’ll ​be celebrating eco-poetics as a mode of creative resistance​. This reading and discussion will launch the​ Copper Canyon Press​ anthology HERE: Poems for the Planet. Featuring poets who write with urgency and hope about the natural world, the event is supported by three organizations that create a better and more just landscape for poets and poetry: Cave Canem, Cant​oMundo, and Kundiman.

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Jericho Brown

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Poetry

Jericho Brown is the award-winning author of three books of poetry, including a forthcoming collection with Copper Canyon Press, each work posing questions about race, masculinity, and sexuality, often through the lens of the Bible.

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Van Jones

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:30 pm

Journalism

Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor, and host of The Van Jones Show on CNN. Famous for his heartfelt election night coverage, Jones showed up as “the voice of reason” for people in red and blue states throughout the volatile 2016 political season.

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An Evening with Dean Baquet & Marty Baron

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:30 pm

Journalism

Two of the leading voices in journalism, Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, and Marty Baron, the executive editor of the Washington Post, will be in conversation about the importance of investigative journalism and the path forward for media in this political era.

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Kara Swisher

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:30 pm

Journalism

Tech icon and “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist” (New York Magazine), Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast, and co-executive producer of the Code Conference.

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Jill Lepore

Friday, October 12, 2018 7:30 pm

Women You Need to Know

This event is sold out, but we will be running a standby line at the door starting at 6pm; cash preferred. In her new book, These Truths: A History of the United States (September 2018), award-winning history professor Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.

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Soraya Chemaly

Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:30 pm

Women You Need to Know

Soraya Chemaly is an award‐winning writer and activist whose works focus on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. Rage Becomes Her (2018) is her conversation‐shifting book that urges women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it for positive change.

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Imbolo Mbue

Friday, June 7, 2019 7:30 pm

Women You Need to Know

A native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue is the author of the bestselling debut Behold the Dreamers, the story of a young Cameroonian couple whose new lives in New York are upended by the Great Recession. The novel won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, and was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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Phoebe Robinson

Friday, October 19, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour, critically-acclaimed HBO specials. This event will be a stand-up style exploration of her sophomore book, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay.

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Pete Souza

Sunday, November 11, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. His new book, Shade (October 2018), is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions between the Obama and Trump administrations.

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The Moth Mainstage

Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors.

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Anthony Ray Hinton

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:30 pm

Hinge

Anthony Ray Hinton was released in April 2015 after spending 30 years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He was released with the help of the Equal Justice Initiative, where he serves as EJI’s Community Educator and travels both nationally and internationally to speak about his experience.

Archive

Pete Souza Image

Pete Souza

November 11, 2018

Barbara Kingsolver Image

Barbara Kingsolver

October 25, 2018

Phoebe Robinson Image

Phoebe Robinson

October 19, 2018

Jill Lepore Image

Jill Lepore

October 12, 2018

Van Jones Image

Van Jones

October 10, 2018

Alice Walker Image

Alice Walker

October 4, 2018

Doris Kearns Goodwin Image

Doris Kearns Goodwin

October 1, 2018

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Image

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

May 21, 2018

Ariel Levy Image

Ariel Levy

May 15, 2018

Viet Thanh Nguyen Image

Viet Thanh Nguyen

May 7, 2018

An Evening with Jenny Han & Nicola Yoon Image

An Evening with Jenny Han & Nicola Yoon

May 4, 2018

Of an Impossible Country: Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Javier Zamora Image

Of an Impossible Country: Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Javier Zamora

April 27, 2018

Madeleine Albright Image

Madeleine Albright

April 24, 2018

Questlove on Creativity Image

Questlove on Creativity

April 20, 2018

A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich Image

A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich

April 13, 2018

Laura Lippman & David Simon Image

Laura Lippman & David Simon

March 30, 2018

Daniel Pink Image

Daniel Pink

March 5, 2018

Tyehimba Jess Image

Tyehimba Jess

March 4, 2018

Colson Whitehead Image

Colson Whitehead

February 15, 2018

Gregory Orr Image

Gregory Orr

February 7, 2018

An Evening with Terese Mailhot, Tommy Orange, & Swil Kanim Image

An Evening with Terese Mailhot, Tommy Orange, & Swil Kanim

February 2, 2018

Ijeoma Oluo Image

Ijeoma Oluo

January 25, 2018

Jesmyn Ward Image

Jesmyn Ward

January 17, 2018

Nikki Giovanni Image

Nikki Giovanni

January 16, 2018

Tom Hanks Image

Tom Hanks

December 6, 2017

Kevin Young Image

Kevin Young

November 30, 2017

Isabel Allende Image

Isabel Allende

November 28, 2017

Reza Aslan Image

Reza Aslan

November 14, 2017

A.E. Stallings Image

A.E. Stallings

November 13, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates Image

Ta-Nehisi Coates

November 5, 2017

Ron Chernow Image

Ron Chernow

October 18, 2017

Stephanie Burt Image

Stephanie Burt

October 9, 2017

Janet Mock Image

Janet Mock

October 4, 2017

A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor Image

A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor

May 23, 2017

The Moth Mainstage Image

The Moth Mainstage

May 17, 2017

First Loves Debut Novelists: Patricia Park, Ariel Schrag, & Sunil Yapa Image

First Loves Debut Novelists: Patricia Park, Ariel Schrag, & Sunil Yapa

May 11, 2017

Emily Nussbaum Image

Emily Nussbaum

May 4, 2017

Carl Phillips Image

Carl Phillips

May 2, 2017

Helen Oyeyemi Image

Helen Oyeyemi

April 25, 2017

Alec Baldwin Image

Alec Baldwin

April 14, 2017

Alice Notley Image

Alice Notley

April 5, 2017

Bryan Stevenson Image

Bryan Stevenson

March 28, 2017

Ben Fountain Image

Ben Fountain

March 1, 2017

Ellen Bass Image

Ellen Bass

February 28, 2017

Roxane Gay Image

Roxane Gay

February 22, 2017

A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment: Karen Russell Image

A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment: Karen Russell

February 17, 2017

Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin: A Conversation with Trayvon Martin’s Parents Image

Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin: A Conversation with Trayvon Martin’s Parents

February 15, 2017

Ross Gay Image

Ross Gay

February 7, 2017

Helen Macdonald Image

Helen Macdonald

February 1, 2017

Emily St. John Mandel Image

Emily St. John Mandel

November 23, 2016

Marina Abramović Image

Marina Abramović

November 18, 2016

Rachel Zucker Image

Rachel Zucker

November 14, 2016

Nick Offerman Image

Nick Offerman

October 28, 2016

Timothy Egan Image

Timothy Egan

October 26, 2016

Bryan Cranston Image

Bryan Cranston

October 16, 2016

Ada Limón Image

Ada Limón

October 5, 2016

Ann Patchett Image

Ann Patchett

September 19, 2016

Annie Proulx Image

Annie Proulx

June 23, 2016

The Moth Mainstage Image

The Moth Mainstage

May 18, 2016

Claudia Rankine Image

Claudia Rankine

May 13, 2016

Teju Cole Image

Teju Cole

April 21, 2016

Pablo Neruda’s Lost Poems: A Book Launch Featuring Forrest Gander and Friends Image

Pablo Neruda’s Lost Poems: A Book Launch Featuring Forrest Gander and Friends

April 19, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson Image

Jacqueline Woodson

April 12, 2016

Joshua Roman & Tracy K. Smith Image

Joshua Roman & Tracy K. Smith

February 25, 2016

Amber Tamblyn Image

Amber Tamblyn

February 10, 2016

Geraldine Brooks Image

Geraldine Brooks

January 28, 2016

Srikanth Reddy Image

Srikanth Reddy

December 1, 2015

A Lecture by Timothy Donnelly Image

A Lecture by Timothy Donnelly

November 19, 2015

Anthony Doerr Image

Anthony Doerr

November 18, 2015

Linda Pastan Image

Linda Pastan

November 10, 2015

James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band Image

James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band

November 9, 2015

Drew Barrymore Image

Drew Barrymore

November 7, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates Image

Ta-Nehisi Coates

October 29, 2015

Alison Bechdel Image

Alison Bechdel

October 22, 2015

Elizabeth Gilbert Image

Elizabeth Gilbert

October 6, 2015

Mary Szybist & Robert Wrigley Image

Mary Szybist & Robert Wrigley

September 29, 2015

Saul Williams Image

Saul Williams

September 24, 2015

The Moth Mainstage Image

The Moth Mainstage

June 2, 2015

A Lecture by Terrance Hayes Image

A Lecture by Terrance Hayes

May 5, 2015

Frank Bruni Image

Frank Bruni

May 1, 2015

Lucie Brock-Broido Image

Lucie Brock-Broido

April 23, 2015

An Evening with Ann Hamilton Image

An Evening with Ann Hamilton

March 30, 2015

Cheryl Strayed Image

Cheryl Strayed

March 5, 2015

Sheri Fink Image

Sheri Fink

February 10, 2015

Sherman Alexie Image

Sherman Alexie

February 4, 2015

Patton Oswalt: Off the Page Image

Patton Oswalt: Off the Page

January 31, 2015

Thinking Animals: Species, Power and the Politics of Care in the World Image

Thinking Animals: Species, Power and the Politics of Care in the World

January 9, 2015

Ruth Ozeki Image

Ruth Ozeki

November 20, 2014

Matthea Harvey Image

Matthea Harvey

November 7, 2014

Colm Tóibín Image

Colm Tóibín

November 3, 2014

James McBride Image

James McBride

October 15, 2014

An Evening with Nicholas Kristof Image

An Evening with Nicholas Kristof

October 6, 2014

Ted Kooser Image

Ted Kooser

October 2, 2014

In Conversation with John Darnielle Image

In Conversation with John Darnielle

September 26, 2014

Rebecca Solnit Image

Rebecca Solnit

June 5, 2014

Juan Felipe Herrera Image

Juan Felipe Herrera

June 2, 2014

An Evening with Timothy F. Geithner Image

An Evening with Timothy F. Geithner

May 16, 2014

Anne Carson & Robert Currie in Performance Image

Anne Carson & Robert Currie in Performance

May 13, 2014

Gillian Flynn Image

Gillian Flynn

April 17, 2014

George Saunders Image

George Saunders

March 24, 2014

Christine Deavel & J.W. Marshall Image

Christine Deavel & J.W. Marshall

March 19, 2014

Chip Kidd & Chris Ware Image

Chip Kidd & Chris Ware

February 19, 2014

Bob Hicok Image

Bob Hicok

February 13, 2014

Dorothea Lasky Image

Dorothea Lasky

November 21, 2013

Madhur Jaffrey Image

Madhur Jaffrey

November 19, 2013

Stephen Dunn Image

Stephen Dunn

October 16, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell Image

Malcolm Gladwell

October 11, 2013

Jorie Graham Image

Jorie Graham

September 17, 2013

Amy Tan Image

Amy Tan

June 5, 2013

Susan Orlean Image

Susan Orlean

May 14, 2013

Nikky Finney Image

Nikky Finney

April 25, 2013

Karen Russell Image

Karen Russell

April 3, 2013

Stanley Plumly on John Keats Image

Stanley Plumly on John Keats

March 19, 2013

Stephen Greenblatt on “The Survival of Dangerous Ideas” Image

Stephen Greenblatt on “The Survival of Dangerous Ideas”

March 4, 2013

Al Gore Image

Al Gore

February 14, 2013

Nick Flynn: The Intersection of Poetry & Memoir Image

Nick Flynn: The Intersection of Poetry & Memoir

February 13, 2013

Julie Otsuka Image

Julie Otsuka

January 29, 2013

Amy Wilentz Image

Amy Wilentz

January 23, 2013

David Wagoner: Northwest Master Image

David Wagoner: Northwest Master

January 16, 2013

Miranda July Image

Miranda July

December 5, 2012

Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson: Poets on Painters Image

Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson: Poets on Painters

November 15, 2012

Hari Kunzru Image

Hari Kunzru

October 23, 2012

Louise Erdrich Image

Louise Erdrich

October 15, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin Image

Jeffrey Toobin

October 10, 2012

Dean Young Image

Dean Young

October 2, 2012

T.C. Boyle Image

T.C. Boyle

September 24, 2012

Mark Bittman Image

Mark Bittman

September 19, 2012

Colum McCann Image

Colum McCann

May 24, 2012

Matthew Dickman & Michael Dickman Image

Matthew Dickman & Michael Dickman

May 15, 2012

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Image

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

May 2, 2012

Etgar Keret Image

Etgar Keret

April 25, 2012

Delia Ephron Image

Delia Ephron

April 18, 2012

Troy Jollimore & John Koethe Image

Troy Jollimore & John Koethe

April 4, 2012

Alain de Botton Image

Alain de Botton

March 16, 2012

Louise Glück Image

Louise Glück

March 15, 2012

Amanda Hesser Image

Amanda Hesser

March 8, 2012

Albert Goldbarth Image

Albert Goldbarth

February 9, 2012

Jennifer Egan Image

Jennifer Egan

February 1, 2012

Pico Iyer Image

Pico Iyer

January 25, 2012

Terrance Hayes Image

Terrance Hayes

December 8, 2011

Tom Brokaw Image

Tom Brokaw

November 30, 2011

Dennis Lehane Image

Dennis Lehane

November 15, 2011

David Grossman Image

David Grossman

November 10, 2011

Chris Matthews Image

Chris Matthews

November 7, 2011

Translators on Translation: Peter Cole, Bill Porter (Red Pine), & Nikolai Popov Image

Translators on Translation: Peter Cole, Bill Porter (Red Pine), & Nikolai Popov

November 6, 2011

Stacy Schiff Image

Stacy Schiff

October 26, 2011

Amitav Ghosh Image

Amitav Ghosh

October 17, 2011

Khaled Hosseini Image

Khaled Hosseini

October 11, 2011

Dorianne Laux Image

Dorianne Laux

October 5, 2011

Ann Patchett Image

Ann Patchett

June 16, 2011

Oscar Hijuielos Image

Oscar Hijuielos

June 13, 2011

Roy Blount Jr.  Image

Roy Blount Jr. 

May 25, 2011

Wendell Berry Image

Wendell Berry

May 24, 2011

Billy Collins Image

Billy Collins

May 22, 2011

Richard Ford Image

Richard Ford

May 10, 2011

Joyce Carol Oates Image

Joyce Carol Oates

April 18, 2011

Brian Turner, Major Jackson, & Susan Rich Image

Brian Turner, Major Jackson, & Susan Rich

April 14, 2011

Marie Howe Image

Marie Howe

March 15, 2011

Tracy Kidder Image

Tracy Kidder

March 2, 2011

Dambisa Moyo Image

Dambisa Moyo

February 18, 2011

Patricia Smith Image

Patricia Smith

February 15, 2011

Nell Irvin Painter Image

Nell Irvin Painter

February 8, 2011

Elizabeth Strout Image

Elizabeth Strout

January 24, 2011

Lucia Perillo Image

Lucia Perillo

January 20, 2011

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee Image

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

January 12, 2011

John Richardson & Gijs van Hensbergen Image

John Richardson & Gijs van Hensbergen

December 8, 2010

Nora Ephron Image

Nora Ephron

November 18, 2010

Daniel Handler Image

Daniel Handler

November 9, 2010

Robert Hass Image

Robert Hass

October 28, 2010

Sara Paretsky Image

Sara Paretsky

October 19, 2010

Robert Pinsky Image

Robert Pinsky

October 15, 2010

T.R. Reid Image

T.R. Reid

October 5, 2010

Jonathan Franzen Image

Jonathan Franzen

September 14, 2010

Rita Dove Image

Rita Dove

May 13, 2010

Laila Lalami Image

Laila Lalami

May 10, 2010

Dr. Atul Gawande Image

Dr. Atul Gawande

May 3, 2010

Elaine Pagels Image

Elaine Pagels

April 30, 2010

David Remnick Image

David Remnick

April 19, 2010

Sharon Olds Image

Sharon Olds

April 18, 2010

Barry Lopez Image

Barry Lopez

April 7, 2010

Arundhati Roy Image

Arundhati Roy

March 29, 2010

Linda Gregg Image

Linda Gregg

March 25, 2010

Michael Chabon Image

Michael Chabon

March 9, 2010

Mark Doty Image

Mark Doty

February 26, 2010

Dr. Abraham Verghese Image

Dr. Abraham Verghese

February 10, 2010

Patti Smith Image

Patti Smith

January 25, 2010

Kim Addonizio with Gary Lilley Image

Kim Addonizio with Gary Lilley

January 21, 2010

Jane & Michael Stern Image

Jane & Michael Stern

January 12, 2010

Richard Price Image

Richard Price

December 1, 2009

Isabella Rossellini Image

Isabella Rossellini

November 18, 2009

Tomaž Šalamun with Matthew Zapruder Image

Tomaž Šalamun with Matthew Zapruder

November 14, 2009

Lydia Davis Image

Lydia Davis

November 4, 2009

Martín Espada Image

Martín Espada

October 23, 2009

Annie Proulx Image

Annie Proulx

October 7, 2009

Gary Snyder Image

Gary Snyder

May 27, 2009

Shirin Ebadi Image

Shirin Ebadi

May 19, 2009

Naomi Shihab Nye Image

Naomi Shihab Nye

May 7, 2009

Mira Nair Image

Mira Nair

April 28, 2009

Simon Armitage Image

Simon Armitage

April 21, 2009

Yusef Komunyakaa Image

Yusef Komunyakaa

March 26, 2009

Scott Simon Image

Scott Simon

March 18, 2009

Jane Hirshfield Image

Jane Hirshfield

March 12, 2009

Junot Díaz Image

Junot Díaz

February 24, 2009

Donald Hall Image

Donald Hall

February 17, 2009

Michael Pollan Image

Michael Pollan

January 12, 2009

Annie Leibovitz Image

Annie Leibovitz

November 19, 2008

John Updike Image

John Updike

November 12, 2008

W.S. Merwin Image

W.S. Merwin

November 7, 2008

Terry Tempest Williams Image

Terry Tempest Williams

October 7, 2008

Richard Russo Image

Richard Russo

September 17, 2008

John Waters Image

John Waters

June 3, 2008

Pico Iyer Image

Pico Iyer

April 29, 2008

Edward Hirsch Image

Edward Hirsch

April 21, 2008

Lucille Clifton Image

Lucille Clifton

April 7, 2008

Lois Lowry Image

Lois Lowry

March 15, 2008

Richard Powers Image

Richard Powers

March 5, 2008

Eavan Boland Image

Eavan Boland

March 3, 2008

Li-Young Lee Image

Li-Young Lee

February 19, 2008

Mary Oliver Image

Mary Oliver

February 4, 2008

Colson Whitehead Image

Colson Whitehead

January 14, 2008

Diane Ackerman Image

Diane Ackerman

November 19, 2007

Orhan Pamuk Image

Orhan Pamuk

October 15, 2007

Wangari Maathai Image

Wangari Maathai

September 19, 2007

Jonathan Lethem Image

Jonathan Lethem

April 18, 2007

Charles Simic Image

Charles Simic

April 10, 2007

Carolyn Forché Image

Carolyn Forché

March 26, 2007

Kevin Young Image

Kevin Young

March 13, 2007

Art Spiegelman Image

Art Spiegelman

March 5, 2007

Mark Strand Image

Mark Strand

February 27, 2007

Suzan-Lori Parks Image

Suzan-Lori Parks

February 7, 2007

Edwidge Danticat Image

Edwidge Danticat

January 8, 2007

Elizabeth Kolbert on Climate Change Image

Elizabeth Kolbert on Climate Change

December 5, 2006

Frank McCourt Image

Frank McCourt

November 21, 2006

Stephen King Image

Stephen King

November 1, 2006

Eric Carle Image

Eric Carle

October 21, 2006

Frank Rich Image

Frank Rich

October 9, 2006

Peter Matthiessen Image

Peter Matthiessen

April 25, 2006

Peter Gizzi, Tyehimba Jess, and Mary Ruefle Image

Peter Gizzi, Tyehimba Jess, and Mary Ruefle

April 10, 2006

Tony Hoagland Image

Tony Hoagland

April 4, 2006

Adrienne Rich Image

Adrienne Rich

March 22, 2006

Robert Bly Image

Robert Bly

March 6, 2006

Azar Nafisi Image

Azar Nafisi

February 28, 2006

Paul Auster & Siri Hustvedt Image

Paul Auster & Siri Hustvedt

January 23, 2006

Subhankar Banerjee, Terry Tempest Williams, & David Allen Sibley: Wilderness & Imagination Image

Subhankar Banerjee, Terry Tempest Williams, & David Allen Sibley: Wilderness & Imagination

December 6, 2005

Alexander McCall Smith Image

Alexander McCall Smith

November 14, 2005

Charles Jencks Image

Charles Jencks

November 2, 2005

Simon Winchester Image

Simon Winchester

October 19, 2005

Cynthia Ozick Image

Cynthia Ozick

September 21, 2005

Suheir Hammad, Alia Mamdouh, and Fadia Faqir: Women Writers of the Arab World on Art & Identity Image

Suheir Hammad, Alia Mamdouh, and Fadia Faqir: Women Writers of the Arab World on Art & Identity

May 10, 2005

Edward P. Jones Image

Edward P. Jones

April 20, 2005

Maxine Kumin Image

Maxine Kumin

April 11, 2005

W.S. Merwin Image

W.S. Merwin

March 28, 2005

Ted Kooser Image

Ted Kooser

March 16, 2005

Adam Gopnik Image

Adam Gopnik

March 2, 2005

Kay Ryan Image

Kay Ryan

February 16, 2005

Tracy Chevalier Image

Tracy Chevalier

February 9, 2005

Terrence McNally Image

Terrence McNally

January 24, 2005

Oliver Sacks Image

Oliver Sacks

December 1, 2004

Chris Van Allsburg Image

Chris Van Allsburg

November 21, 2004

Roddy Doyle Image

Roddy Doyle

November 15, 2004

T.C. Boyle Image

T.C. Boyle

October 5, 2004

Zelda, Scott, and Ernest:  featuring Robert Stone, Calvin Trillin, and Mary Karr Image

Zelda, Scott, and Ernest: featuring Robert Stone, Calvin Trillin, and Mary Karr

May 9, 2004

Anne Fadiman Image

Anne Fadiman

April 27, 2004

Carol Muske-Dukes Image

Carol Muske-Dukes

April 20, 2004

Paul Theroux Image

Paul Theroux

April 8, 2004

Ian McEwan Image

Ian McEwan

March 31, 2004

Charles Wright Image

Charles Wright

March 30, 2004

Paul Muldoon Image

Paul Muldoon

March 15, 2004

Ellen Bryan Voigt Image

Ellen Bryan Voigt

February 23, 2004

Billy Collins Image

Billy Collins

January 13, 2004

Garry Willis Image

Garry Willis

December 1, 2003

Sandra Cisneros Image

Sandra Cisneros

October 27, 2003

Jeffrey Eugenides Image

Jeffrey Eugenides

September 29, 2003

Ira Glass Image

Ira Glass

September 24, 2003

David Mamet Image

David Mamet

April 1, 2003

Andrea Barrett Image

Andrea Barrett

March 11, 2003

Francine Prose Image

Francine Prose

February 18, 2003

George Plimpton Image

George Plimpton

January 21, 2003

Zadie Smith Image

Zadie Smith

November 12, 2002

Tim O’Brien Image

Tim O’Brien

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Seamus Heaney

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Ursula K. Le Guin 

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Jorie Graham

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Heather McHugh

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Robert Creely

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J. M. Coetzee

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Cornelius Eady

February 25, 2002

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Anchee Min

February 4, 2002

Writers on Writers: An Evening of Biography with James Atlas, Francine du Plessix Gray, and Edmund White Image

Writers on Writers: An Evening of Biography with James Atlas, Francine du Plessix Gray, and Edmund White

January 15, 2002

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Edna O’Brien

November 27, 2001

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Edward Albee

October 30, 2001

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Stephen Jay Gould

October 3, 2001

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Joan Didion

September 25, 2001

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Sharon Olds

May 15, 2001

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Terry Gross

April 24, 2001

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Greil Marcus

April 2, 2001

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Adam Zagajewski

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Claudia Rankine & Matthew Rohrer

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Gao Xingjian

February 24, 2001

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Peter Carey

February 13, 2001

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Marilynne Robinson

January 8, 2001

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John Ridley

November 8, 2000

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Jeanette Winterson

November 8, 2000

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Ira Glass

October 28, 2000

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Reynolds Price

October 2, 2000

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Michael Ondaatje

May 22, 2000

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Frank O. Gehry

May 15, 2000

The Century in Poems: Robert Hass, Linda Bierds, Richard L. Kenney, Alan Chong Lau, Colleen McElroy, and music by Brian Butler Image

The Century in Poems: Robert Hass, Linda Bierds, Richard L. Kenney, Alan Chong Lau, Colleen McElroy, and music by Brian Butler

April 23, 2000

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Nathan Englander

April 12, 2000

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Michael Cunningham & Amy Bloom

April 10, 2000

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Frank Bidart

March 21, 2000

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Susan Sontag

March 14, 2000

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Ron Chernow

March 7, 2000

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Anne Carson

March 6, 2000

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Philip Levine

February 28, 2000

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C.K. Williams

January 29, 2000

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Elizabeth McCracken & Ann Patchett

January 10, 2000

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Wole Soyinka

December 6, 1999

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Jamaica Kincaid

November 15, 1999

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Ursula Hegi

November 1, 1999

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James Fenton

October 4, 1999

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John le Carré

March 23, 1999

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Barbara Kopple

January 5, 1999

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Richard Ford

October 26, 1998

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Ursula K. LeGuin

October 22, 1998

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Charles Frazier & Kaye Gibbons

September 14, 1998

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Chinua Achebe & Robert Lyons

May 11, 1998

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Jules Feiffer

April 6, 1998

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Frank McCourt & Mary Gordon

March 9, 1998

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Julia Alvarez

February 19, 1998

Sherman Alexie, Cristina García, Gish Jen, & David Foster Wallace Image

Sherman Alexie, Cristina García, Gish Jen, & David Foster Wallace

February 2, 1998

The Poets Among Us: Sherman Alexie Image

The Poets Among Us: Sherman Alexie

February 2, 1998

Amos Oz Image

Amos Oz

January 5, 1998

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Orville Schell

December 8, 1997

Grace Paley & Anne Lamott Image

Grace Paley & Anne Lamott

November 17, 1997

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Don DeLillo

October 20, 1997

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Elaine May

September 23, 1997

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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin & Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

May 1, 1997

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Maya Lin

April 14, 1997

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Jim Harrison

March 3, 1997

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Michael Ondaatje

January 9, 1997

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Mary Karr

December 9, 1996

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Antonia Fraser

October 28, 1996

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Elmore Leonard

September 30, 1996

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Edward O. Wilson

May 14, 1996

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John Fowles

April 22, 1996

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Salman Rushdie

January 23, 1996

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Tim O’Brien

January 9, 1996

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Anna Deavere Smith

December 11, 1995

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Paul Theroux

October 25, 1995

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Kazuo Ishiguro

October 16, 1995

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David Sedaris

June 12, 1995

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Bailey White

June 12, 1995

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Nicholson Baker

May 8, 1995

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Patrick O’Brian

April 25, 1995

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A. S. Byatt

April 11, 1995

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Edward Said

March 6, 1995

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Robertson Davies

January 17, 1995

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Lorrie Moore

December 12, 1994

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Tony Hillerman

October 5, 1994

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Saul Bellow

April 20, 1994

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Tony Kushner

February 22, 1994

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Margaret Atwood

February 3, 1994

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Terry McMillan & John Edgar Wideman

January 11, 1994

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Robert Hass

December 1, 1993

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Czeslaw Milosz

December 1, 1993

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Jan Morrison

October 20, 1993

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Robert Hughes

May 7, 1993

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Charles Johnson

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Bill Buford

February 23, 1993

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James Fenton

February 23, 1993

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Hanif Kureishi

January 5, 1993

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Dave Barry

November 17, 1992

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Doris Lessing

November 10, 1992

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Philip Roth

October 21, 1992

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Joan Didion

September 21, 1992

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John Gregory Dunne

September 21, 1992

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Carolyn Heilburn

May 13, 1992

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Jamaica Kincaid

May 5, 1992

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Annie Dillard

April 28, 1992

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Robert Coles

April 24, 1992

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Toni Morrison

March 18, 1992

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Maxine Hong Kingston

January 8, 1992

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V. S. Naipaul

December 29, 1991

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Garry Trudeau

November 19, 1991

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William Styron

October 8, 1991

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Jane Smiley

May 8, 1991

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Eduardo Galeano

April 16, 1991

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E. L. Doctorow

March 12, 1991

Jonathan Miller  Image

Jonathan Miller 

February 28, 1991

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Henry Louis Gates Jr.

February 12, 1991

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Amy Tan

January 9, 1991

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Wallace Stegner

November 28, 1990

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August Wilson

October 3, 1990

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Richard Ford & Tobias Wolff

May 31, 1990

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Wendy Wasserstein

May 2, 1990

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May Sarton

March 28, 1990

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Andre Dubus

March 14, 1990

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Brendan Gill

February 13, 1990

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Peter Gay

January 10, 1990

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Joyce Carol Oates

November 2, 1989

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John McPhee

October 13, 1989

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Rosamond Bernier

May 24, 1989

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Louise Erdrich & Michael Dorris

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Isabel Allende

March 14, 1989

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Donald Barthelme

February 7, 1989

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Calvin Trillin

January 11, 1989

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John Updike

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