Editors' pick

Politics & Prose Bookstore


James Wood

A literary critic for the New Yorker, will discuss his book "The Nearest Thing to Life," which explores the roles books have played in his life

David E. Hoffman

A contributing editor for The Post, will discuss his book "The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal"

P. W. Singer

A former Wall Street Journal reporter, will read from his thriller "Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War," co-written with August Cole

Jimmy Carter

The former president, will sign copies of his book "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety." There will be no presentation

Lisa Gornick and Rebecca Makkai

Lisa Gornick, a psychoanalyst, will read from her story collection "Louisa Meets Bear," and Rebecca Makkai, a novelist, will read from her story collection "Music For Wartime"

Andrew Hartman

Who teaches history at Illinois State University, will discuss his book "A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars"

Emily Schultz

A co-founder of the online literary magazine Joyland, will read from her noel "The Blondes,' in which fair-haired women become rabid killers

Jen Chaney

Who writes about pop culture Esquire, New York magazine, The Post and Yahoo.com, will discuss her book "As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as Told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew"

Chris Palmer

A film producer in residence at American University, will discuss his book "Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King"

Jennifer L. Lawless

A professor of government and director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University, will discuss her book "Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off to Politics," co-written with Richard L. Fox, a professor of political science at Loyola Marymount

Don Winslow

Winner of the Raymond Chandler Award, will read from his novel "The Cartel," about a drug kingpin who's transferred from a U.S. to a Mexican prison and the violence that ensues

Glenn Taylor

a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, will read from his novel "A Hanging at Cinder Bottom," about a gambler who is about to be wrongfully hanged

Barton Swaim

Who was a speechwriter for former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, will discuss his book "The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics"

Joseph LeDoux

A professor of science at New York University's Center for Neural Sciences, will discuss his book "Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety"

Ella Leya

A composer and musician, will discuss her novel "The Orphan Sky," about a Russian woman tapped to spy on the owner of a music shop suspected of counter-revolutionary leanings

Editorial Review

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