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Richard Powers

The New York Times calls Richard Powers “one of our most lavishly gifted writers.” Author of Galatea 2.2 and The Time of Our Singing, Powers, who won this year’s National Book Award for his latest novel The Echo Maker, explores the effects of modern science and technology in his work.

 

Richard Thompson Ford

What do Katrina victims waiting for federal disaster relief, millionaire rappers buying vintage champagne, Ivy League professors waiting for taxis, and ghetto hustlers trying to find steady work have in common? All have claimed to be victims of racism. Stanford Law School Professor Richard Thompson Ford brings sophisticated legal analysis, lively and eye-popping anecdotes, and plain old common sense to this heated topic.

 

Orhan Pamuk

Meet the man behind the books and controversy, Turkish novelist and Nobel-prize winner Orhan Pamuk, whose works include The Black Book, My Name is Red, Snow and Istanbul.

 

 

Nathan Englander

The author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges returns with The Ministry of Special Cases, about the Jewish community in Buenos Aires on the eve of Argentina’s 1976 military coup.

 

 

Martin Amis

The witty and controversial British writer talks about his new novel House of Meetings, the nature of authoritarianism and life with his father, Kingsley Amis.

 

 

Etgar Keret

Israel’s most acclaimed young writer reads from The Nimrod Flipout, his latest collection to be translated into English.
 
 
 
 

Mitch Albom

Experience an inspiring lecture by this bestselling author of For One More Day, an upcoming primetime special which poses the question: “What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?”

 

 

E. L. Doctorow

E.L. Doctorow is among the most talented, ambitious and admired novelists in contemporary American literature. His novels include The March, City of God and Ragtime. Hear him discuss the creative process and his upbringing in the Bronx as the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants.