Editors' pick

Politics & Prose Bookstore


Jacqueline Winspear

Will read from her latest Maisie Dobbs mystery, "A Dangerous Place"

Christopher R. Hill

A former ambassador to Iraq, Poland, South Korea and Macedonia, will discuss his memoir "Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy"

Paul Beatty

Will read from his fourth novel, "The Sellout" about a young man coping with the shooting death of his father

Tina Packer

And actor and the founding director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass, will discuss her book "Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays"

Philip Kerr

Will read from his 10th Bernie Gunther thriller, "The Lady from Zagreb"

Margo Oge

Who worked for 32 years at the EPA, including as director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, will discuss her book "Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars"

Michael Signer and Andrew Burstein

Michael Signer, a Virginia lawyer, will discuss his book "Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father" and Andrew Burstein, a history professor at Louisiana State University, will discuss his book "Democracy's Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All the While Being Dead"

Tracy K. Smith

A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, will discuss her memoir "Ordinary Light"

Matthew B. Crawford

Who fabricates components for custom motorcycles, will discuss his book "The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction"

Robert D. Putnam

Harvard professor of public policy, will discuss his book "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis"

Peter Slevin

A Washington Post reporter, will discuss his biography of First Lady Michelle Obama

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