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McSweeney’s Fall Harvest

McSweeny's Fall Harvest

with Adam Levin, Peter Orner and Darin Strauss

McSweeney’s Fall Harvest showcase features mesmerizing readings by authors Adam Levin, Peter Orner and Darin Strauss and a conversation with McSweeney’s longtime editor Eli Horowitz.

Mary Roach with One Ring Zero

Mary Roach with One Ring ZeroAuthor Mary Roach takes us on an entertaining trip into the science of life in space, featuring special musical guests One Ring Zero.



Kate Moses

Author Kate Moses talks about how her insatiable appetite for sugar served as the key ingredient to surviving a tumultuous sixties-era childhood.

Jonathan Lethem

Author Jonathan Lethem talks about his latest novel, Chronic City, which takes us to the Upper East Side, where a pair of society misfits, modern malaise and a runaway tiger collide.

Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb, author of Marry Him, defends her controversial perspective on dating, marriage and achieving romantic happiness. The book grew out of her 2008 article in The Atlantic, in which she said the unthinkable: women should stop searching for Prince Charming and settle for Mr. Good Enough.


Moises Kaufman in conversation with Tony Taccone

Moises Kaufman is founder of “Tectonic Theater Project” and is also creator of The Laramie Project which is about the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Hear Tony Taccone, artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theater, in conversation with this groundbreaking playwright and director.


David Grossman

One of Israel’s most acclaimed authors, David Grossman, returns to the JCCSF with the novel that is considered his masterpiece. To the End of the Land is a rich imagining of a family in love and a wrenching illustration of the cost of war.

Simon LeVay

In 1991, Simon LeVay reported that he had found a difference in brain structure between gay and straight men. Now the British neuroscientist and author of When Science Goes Wrong has a radical new theory. In Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why, he claims that sexual orientation arises in large part from biological processes prior to birth.


Yiyun Li

The New Yorker recently named Bay Area writer Yiyun Li one of the “Top 20 Fiction Writers Under 40.” Set in 1970s China, her debut novel, The Vagrants, follows the people of a small town after the harrowing execution of a young woman, a former Red Guard counterrevolutionary.


Scott Simon

NPR radio host and Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon reveals the story of his daughter’s adoption in his book, Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other.