Please find below a roundup of this week’s free, public virtual events, as well as recent articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
Virtual Events with Our Speakers
Tune in to these virtual Penguin Random House speakers’ book events, author Q&As and more that are happening this week.
These publicity events are free and open to the public.
Monday, April 19
Tuesday, April 20
- Patrick Radden Keefe speaks about his latest book at Porter Square Books (7:00PM EST)
- Paula McLain will be in-conversation with Sue Monk Kidd at Powell’s City of Books (8:00PM EST)
Wednesday, April 21
- Patrick Radden Keefe celebrates the release of his new book at Andersons Bookshop (7:00PM EST)
- Paula McLain celebrates her latest book at Books & Books (7:00PM EST)
- Kiley Reid joins LIT Society Podcast to celebrate her paperback launch (8:30PM EST)
Thursday, April 22
- Patrick Radden Keefe joins New America for a conversation (12:00PM EST)
- Paula McLain appears at St. Louis Public Library (8:00PM EST)
- Patrick Radden Keefe speaks with Powell’s City of Books (8:00PM EST)
Friday, April 23
- Kiley Reid joins Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library’s Virtual Spring Literary Luncheon (12:00PM EST)
Check out #BooksConnectUsLive for more live virtual events.
News and Media from PRHSB Speakers
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political landscape.
- How Biden’s Presidency Is Giving Hope To Progressives | MSNBC: Anand Giridharadas talks how President Biden’s time in office so far is giving hope to progressives.
- A “Dirty Little Secret” About Cops | Real Time with Bill Maher: Rosa Brooks discusses the systemic challenges facing American police.
- Compliance Will Not Save Me | The Atlantic: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks on how compliance is not the solution.
- Return the National Parks to the Tribes | The Atlantic: David Treuer urges that the jewels of America’s landscape should belong to America’s original peoples.
- Biden: Centrist or Stealth Progressive? | The New York Times Close Up with Sam Roberts: Mark Leibovich talks about the big budget proposal.
- Reactions To Biden’s Decision To Pull Troops From Afghanistan Are Mixed | NPR: Elliot Ackerman reacts to President Biden’s foreign policy.
These articles from our speakers highlight practical advice and news about the current pandemic.
- The Last Time a Vaccine Saved America | The New Yorker: Howard Markel, M.D. writes about the polio vaccine and compares it to the coronavirus vaccine.
- C.D.C. Panel Keeps Pause on Use of J&J Vaccine, Citing Need to Assess Potential Risks | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer worries about the suspension’s effect on global needs for a one-shot, easy-to-ship vaccine.
- Get ready for higher grocery bills for the rest of the year | NBC News: Jayson Lusk explains the latest spike in grocery bills comes on the back of prices that rose during last year’s pandemic stockpiling.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Patrick Radden Keefe Wrote His New Book from His Bed | Late Night with Seth Meyers: Patrick Radden Keefe explains how quarantine helped him write his new book.
- GMA Buzz Picks: When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain | GMA: Paula McLain is the GMA Buzz Pick.
- L.A. Times 41st Book Prizes Winners Announced | Los Angeles Times: Isabel Wilkerson is the winner for Current Interest.
- The next Outlander book finally has a release date | Entertainment Weekly: The ninth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander saga will be released in November.
- Sigrid Nunez on the Friends We Make in Passing | The New York Times: Sigrid Nunez writes a tribute to the brief but affecting moments that can be shared between polite acquaintances and even people unlikely to meet again.