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Caryl Phillips

A St. Kitts-born novelist and playwright, will read from his novel "The Lost Child," a retelling of Wuthering Heights

Ronald C. Rosbottom

A professor of French and European studies at Amherst College, will discuss his book "When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944"

Andrew Oliver

a lecturer and writer on arts and the ancient world, will discuss his book "American Travelers on the Nile: Early Us Visitors to Egypt, 1774-1839"

J. C. Hallman

A novelist, will read from his book "B & Me," a tribute to Nicholson Baker's book "U & I," which was a tribute to the novelist John Updike

James J. O'Donnell

The former provost of Georgetown University, will discuss his book "Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity"

Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum

Benjamin Wittes, a Brookings senior fellow in governance studies, and Gabriella Blum, who teaches humanitarian law at Harvard Law School, will discuss their book "The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones--Confronting a New Age of Threat"

Jeffrey A. Lieberman

chair of psychiatry at Columbia University, will discuss his book "Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry"

Ian Caldwell

Will read from this thriller "The Fifth Gospel," about a priest who investigates the death of a Vatican curator

Hannah Nordhaus

A journalist and author, will discuss her book "American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest"

Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman

Gernot Wagner, the senior lead economist for the Environmental Defense Fund and Martin L. Weitzman, an economics professor at Harvard, will discuss their book "Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet"

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"

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