Editors' pick

Politics & Prose Bookstore


Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

Marc Peyser, a journalist and former Newsweek deputy editor and Timothy Dwyer, head of School Choice International, will discuss their book "Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth"

Terrance Hayes

Who received the National Book Award for his poetry collection "Lighthead," will discuss his collection "How to Be Drawn"

J. M. Berger

A contributor to Foreign Policy magazine, will discuss his book "Isis: The State of Terror," co-written with Jessica Stern

Bryan Burrough

The bestselling author of "Public Enemies," will discuss his book "Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence"

Mary Costello

Will read from her novel "Academy Street," about an Irish woman who moves to New York and becomes a single mother

Elizabeth Alexander

An essayist and playwright who was the poet at President Obama's first inauguration, will discuss her memoir "The Light of the World"

Lizzie Skurnick

A writer, critic and editor, will discuss her book "That Should Be a Word: A Language Lover's Guide to Choregasms, Povertunity, Brattling, and 250 Other Much-Needed Terms for the Modern World

Michael Downing

Will read from his ninth novel, " The Chapel," about a woman who journeys to Italy after the death of her husband, a Dante scholar

Richard Flanagan

Will read from his Booker Prize-winning novel, "The Narrow Road to the Deep North," about Australian prisoners of war on the Thai-Burma Death railway

Richard Paul and Steven Moss

Richard Paul, public radio documentary producer and Steven Moss, an English professor at Texas Tech, will discuss their book "We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program"

Sandy Tolan

A journalism professor at the University of Southern California, will discuss his book "Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land"

Cokie Roberts

A long-time NPR and ABC News commentator, will discuss her book "Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868"

Dave Barry

A humorist, will read from his middle-grade novel, "The Worst Class Trip Ever," about two boys who try to a plot to assassinate the President during a class trip to Washington

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Will read from his debut novel "The Sympathizer," about a Vietnamese spy during the fall of Saigon

Richard Reeves

A historian and lecturer at the University of Southern California, will discuss his book "Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II"

George Mitchell

A former Senator from Maine who was majority leader from 1989-1995, will discuss his memoir "The Negotiator"

David Downie

Who teaches American literature in Paris for the City University of New York, will discuss his book "A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light"

Michelle Brafman

Who has won the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Prize, will read from her debut novel "Washing the Dead," about a Jewish woman who tries to spare her daughter the pain and confusion her own mother's betrayal

Elaine Lowry Brye

Who maintains the U.S. Naval Academy's Parents List Serve, will discuss her book "Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom's Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front"

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