As we continue to practice social distancing, many of our speakers are offering virtual events that are open to the public to connect with audiences and share knowledge, entertainment, and comfort.
Tom Vanderbilt gives us an inspirational journey into the transformative joys that come with starting something new, no matter your age. He tackles five main skills (and picks up a few more along the way), choosing them for their difficulty to master and their distinct lack of career marketability–chess, singing, surfing, drawing, and juggling.
Robert Jones, Jr. brings a singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.
After a century of misunderstanding the differences between diet, weight control, and health, Gary Taubes revolutionizes how we think about healthy eating and gives us a manifesto for the twenty-first-century fight against obesity and diabetes.
This visual celebration of Michelle Obama from an official White House photographer is perfect for young readers who want to know more about a beloved former First Lady.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author, a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals–and a young boy–whose lives intersect in Paris. Jane Smiley’s beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity, ingenuity, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom.
The Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau is thrilled that each week many of our speakers are on The New York Times Bestseller List.