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.
Tuesday, April 27
- Paula McLain speaks with Lisa Gardner at the Darien Library (7:00PM EST)
- Blaine Harden kicks off his new book at Elliott Bay Book Company (9:00PM EST)
Wednesday, April 28
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.
- Antiracist scholar Ibram X. Kendi reacts to Chauvin’s guilty verdict | CBS News: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi shares his analysis on the historical significance of the Chauvin trial verdict and addressing systemic racism.
- Lessons from the Derek Chauvin verdict | CBS News: Dr. Matthew Delmont speaks on the the Derek Chauvin trial.
- ‘I’m a Senator.’ Sarah McBride Takes No Prisoners, No Guff | OZY: Sarah McBride speaks on her journey to becoming a state senator.
- Ending homelessness on skid row won’t happen just because a judge orders it | Los Angeles Times: Steve Lopez voices his concerns about the homelessness problem in Los Angeles.
- Kevin McCarthy, Four Months After Jan. 6, Still on Defensive Over Trump | The New York Times: Mark Leibovich is concerned about the House Republican leader’s loyalty to the former president.
These articles from our speakers highlight practical advice and news about the current pandemic.
- A new study hints at a reason the J.&J. and AstraZeneca vaccines may cause blood clots in rare cases | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer reports on the investigation into Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- ‘Menu of neglect’: the long-term health problems being ignored in US amid pandemic | The Guardian: Howard Markel, M.D. speaks on how many routine measures are being skipped and how the pandemic is likely to widen health inequalities.
- Of the 5 States with the Most Farmworkers, Only 3 Are Prioritizing Vaccines — and Not All Means of Prioritizing Are Equal, per the CDC | PBS: Jayson Lusk speaks on the many deaths of farmworkers from the virus.
- Flint Registry mailing free reusable facemasks to every household in Flint | Mid-Michigan Now: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is spearheading the effort in sending masks to every household in Flint.
- How To Simplify At Work So You And Your Team Can Accomplish More | Forbes: Greg McKeown speaks on how to take on a new mindset and practical tools to avoid burnout.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- The Crime of the Century (2021): Official Trailer | HBO: Patrick Radden Keefe is featured in Alex Gibney’s documentary on Purdue and the opioid crisis.
- Celebrating Earth Day With Grizzly Bears And Evolution | Iowa Public Radio: Neil Shubin explains a new view of evolution and how the incredible diversity of life on our planet came to be.
- Kiley Reid reflects on the success of Such a Fun Age: ‘You cannot solve racism through consumption’ | Entertainment Weekly: Kiley Reid speaks on her debut novel.
- In her novel When the Stars Go Dark, Paula McLain draws on abuse cases, including her own | The Washington Post: Paula McLain talks about the inspirations behind her latest book.
- The Year Earth Changed and Here We Are on Apple TV+ | KATU: Oliver Jeffers’s Here We Are is streaming now on Apple TV+.