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, June 22
- Ottessa Moshfegh discusses DEATH IN HER HANDS at Porter Square Books (7:00PM EST)
- Gayle Forman celebrates the release of her newest book at Best of Books (7:00PM EST)
- Suzanne Simard speaks with Jia Talentino at Los Angeles Public Library (8:00PM EST)
Thursday, June 24
- Ottessa Moshfegh joins Literati Bookstore to celebrate the paperback release of DEATH IN HER HANDS (7:00PM EST)
Saturday, June 26
- Emily Jenkins joins Children’s Book World for her virtual book launch (10:30AM EST)
- Ottessa Moshfegh talks with Book Passage about her book (7:00PM 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.
- Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi on “The Takeout” | CBS News: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi talks about the history of Juneteenth, the political debate over teaching critical race theory in schools, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black Americans
- How Joe Biden became the most LGBTQ-friendly president in U.S. history | USA Today: Sarah McBride speaks about President Joe Biden’s support for the LGBTQ+ community.
- Juneteenth: A day of celebration, political action and spiritual significance | Daily News: Dr. Matthew Delmont talks about the significance of Juneteenth.
- A Pill to Treat Covid-19? The U.S. Is Betting on It. |The New York Times: Carl Zimmer writes about the new $3.2 billion program for the support the development of antiviral pills.
- Biden Signs Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday | CNN: Alisyn Camerota discusses Juneteenth and other racial justice issues with Rev. Bernice King.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- A Better Way to Look at Trees | The Atlantic: Suzanne Simard is a pathfinder who has worked for decades in this field.
- 6 Books To Help Your Kid Take The Next Steps Toward Social Justice | NPR: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi shares his top picks for young readers.
- Colson Whitehead And Barry Jenkins On Making The Underground Railroad | NPR: Colson Whitehead discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel being adapted into a limited TV series.
- A veteran journalist explains America’s devastating pandemic | The Economist: In Lawrence Wright’s THE PLAGUE YEAR, Wright examines the global pandemic and the political meltdown and mass fatalities it causes in America.
- Book Review: Revisiting A Favorite For Summer Reading | kmuw: Ottessa Moshfegh’s DEATH IN HER HANDS will be released in paperback on June 22.