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, July 12
- Yaa Gyasi celebrates the paperback release of TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM with Seija Rankin and Loyalty Bookstores (8:00PM ET)
Tuesday, July 13
- Megha Majumdar presents A BURNING in-conversation at Book Passage (5:00PM EST)
- Yaa Gyasi presents TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM in-conversation with Akwete Tyehimba at the Dallas Museum of Art (7:00PM CDT)
Thursday, July 15
- Yaa Gyasi celebrates the release of TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM at Magic City Books (8:00PM EST)
- Megha Majumdar discusses A BURNING with Jennifer Thompson at Warwicks (7:00PM EST)
Friday, July 16
- Yaa Gyasi presents TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM in-conversation with Esi Edugyan at Book Passage (4:00PM EST)
Check out #BooksConnectUsLive for more live virtual events.
News and Media from PRHSB Speakers
Politics and Current Events
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political landscape.
- Nikole Hannah-Jones And Ta-Nehisi Coates To Join Howard University Faculty | NPR: Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks with NPR’s Leila Fadel about his decision to join the Howard University faculty.
- The Rise of Delta | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer speaks to The Daily podcast about the coronavirus variant that is quickly becoming the most dominant and most dangerous.
- There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory | The Atlantic: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi argues that the attacks on critical race theory are based on made-up definitions and descriptors.
- Why we may never know whether the $56,000 Alzheimer’s drug actually works | The Washington Post: Elisabeth Rosenthal offers her thoughts on why we may never know whether the drug works.
- Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson and Cleveland Avenue Foundation’s Liz Thompson: Breaking Barriers | Harvard Business Review: On his podcast, Race at Work, Porter Braswell hosts the first black CEO of McDonald’s and his wife, a nonprofit education leader, to discuss breaking racial barriers throughout their careers.
- The Biggest Threat to Democracy Is the GOP Stealing the Next Election | The Atlantic: Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt discuss the Republican party and the 2024 election.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Immigration Doesn’t Just Mean Coming To America. These 4 Books Are Good Reminders. | NPR: Ocean Vuong joins NPR to give book recommendations that draw on the immigrant experience.
- Modern Love Podcast: When His Shorts Are Just Too Tight | New York Times: Kerry Egan tells the story that serves as the basis for a revelation she had about her marriage.
- Ken Burns: The 60 Minutes Interview | CBS: Ken Burns gives Scott Pelley a glimpse into how his films are made, the message he wants to convey with them and how he became the person he is today.
- Shelf Life: Megha Majumdar | Elle: Megha Majumdar shares her most memorable reads with Elle.