Editors' pick

Politics & Prose Bookstore


New South Asian fiction

Prajwal Parajuly will discuss his collection "The Gurkha's Daughter" about life in Nepal and Pia Padukone will discuss her novel "Where Earth Meets Water" about a man wracked by survivor's guilt, in conversation with novelist Manil Suri

Antonin Baudry (a.k.a Abel Lanzac)

A former advisor to French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin will discuss his book "Weapons of Mass Diplomacy," a satire about the Bush administration's rush into Iraq

Gary J. Bass

A Princeton professor of politics will discuss his book "The Blood Telegram," Pulitzer Prize finalist about the United States' role in the bloody birth of Bangladesh

Maxwell Neely-Cohen and Ronna Wineberg

Neely-Cohen will discuss his debut novel "Echo of the Boom" about four D.C. teens and Wineberg will discuss her novel "On Bittersweet Place" about an immigrant teen in 1920s Chicago

Mary Gordon

A writer and Barnard College professor will discuss her novella collection "The Liar's Wife"

Salla Simukka and Emmi Itaranta

Simukka a Finnish writer will discuss her young adult novel "As Red as Blood" about a teenager who stumbles upon a drug cartel's cash pile and Itaranta, also a Finnish writer, will discuss her novel "Memory of Water" about a Europe under Chinese control and water is a precious commodity

Brian Lies

A children's book author and illustrator will read from his picture book "Bats in the Band," about music playing bats

Timothy DeNevi

A visiting writer at George Mason University will discuss his memoir "Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD"

Elizabeth Green

A journalist and chief executive of the nonprofit education news organization Chalkbeat will discuss her book "Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)"

Todd Moss

A former deputy assistant secretary of state will read from his debut thriller "The Golden Hour" about a U.S. official who deals with a coup in Africa and infighting at the State Department and the Pentagon

Tony Zinni

A retired Marine general who was the head of U.S. Central Command, will discuss his book "Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield"

Graphic novels for younger teens

Jimmy Gownley will discuss his graphic memoir "The Dumbest Idea Ever!," about an idea that turned his life upside-down; Dave Roman will discuss "Astronaut Academy: Re-entry," the sequel to his book about a futurist school; and Raina Telgemeier will discuss her memoir "Sisters," about her desire to be a big sister, until she gets more than she bargained for

Jennifer Cognard-Black and Melissa Goldthwaite

Cognard-Black, an English professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Melissa Goldthwaite, an English professor at Saint Joseph's University, will discuss their book "Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal"

Marc Kaufman

A former Washington Post science reporter will discuss his book "Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission," co-written with Elon Musk, chief executive of SpaceX

Paul Roberts

A television and radio commentator and author of "The End of Oil" and "The End of Food" will discuss his book "The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification"

Editorial Review

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