Great African American Literary Voices

Hear rare recordings from five of the most-respected African American poets reading their own works: Langston Hughes, The Negro Speaks of Rivers; Arna Bontemps, Nocturne at...

Fierce Reads NYC

Four fierce authors of romance, suspense, fantasy, and bestselling series for teens: Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy series), Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles), Emma Mills (This...

Ann Patchett, Commonwealth

The acclaimed bestselling author returns to Symphony Space to discuss her latest novel. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth tells the enthralling and...

Orhan Pamuk, The Red-Haired Woman

Nobel Prize winner and bestselling novelist Orhan Pamuk comes to Symphony Space for a conversation with author Elif Batuman (The Idiot) on his latest novel, The Red-Haired Woman....

Wes Moore: The Other Wes moore

Judy Woodruff talks to Baltimore native Wes Moore about his new book, The Other Wes Moore which explores the stories of two inner-city young men who share the same name, but lead...

Michael Chabon: Kavalier and Clay

In the second of a series of conversations with 2001's Pulitzer Prize winners, Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with fiction winner Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of...

Rosa Parks Trained for Life Full of Activism

Gwen Ifill talks with biographer Jeanne Theoharis, whose book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks offers a complex portrait of the woman best known for refusing to give up her...

Oscar Hijuelos: A Simple Habana Melody

In this 2002 interview, Ray Suarez speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos about his new book, A Simple Habana Melody: From When the World was Good. It's the...

New librarian of Congress on the value of free information

The Library of Congress has a new chief: Carla Hayden. Most of her predecessors in the role have come from scholarly institutions, but Hayden is a librarian through and through....

All Quiet on the Western Front

This CliffsNotes study guide on Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author,...

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