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, May 11
- Ian Manuel speaks at the Free Library of Philadelphia (7:30PM EST)
- Paula McLain joins the Quarantine JCC Series to speak with her literary agent (8:00PM EST)
- Ronald C. White talks with Chevaliers Books about LINCOLN IN PRIVATE (10:00PM EST)
Wednesday, May 12
- Paula McLain is in-converation with Zibby Owens at Charleston Society Library (6:00PM EST)
- Ian Manuel appears at Politics and Prose (6:00PM EST)
- Ronald C. White speaks at Tattered Covered Book Store (8:00PM EST)
Thursday, May 13
- Stephanie Danler speaks at BookPeople (7:00PM EST)
- Ian Manuel joins Oblong Books to discuss MY TIME WILL COME (7:00PM EST)
- Ronald C. White speaks at Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies (7:00PM EST)
- Suzanne Simard talks about her memoir at The King’s English Bookshop (9:00PM EST)
Saturday, May 15
Sunday, May 16
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.
- DC Mayor to Join Democratic Governors Ass. as the Push for Statehood Stalls in Congress | CNN Newsroom: Alisyn Camerota speaks with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser about D.C.’s push for statehood.
- Delaware Sen. Sarah McBride introduces paid family, medical leave bill. What it would do | Delaware Online: Sarah McBride advocates for a bill that ensure Delaware workers can get up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave.
- The Afghanistan War Will End as It Began: In Blood | The New York Times: Elliot Ackerman speaks on the lasting, violent impact the war will have.
- ‘Facebook need to be held to account’, says author Roger McNamee | Channel 4 News: Roger McNamee calls for an overhaul of the way Facebook and other platforms operate.
- Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney and the last stand of Republican royalty | The Washington Post: Matt Bai comments on the GOP and its party’s Trump resisters.
These articles from our speakers highlight practical advice and news about the current pandemic.
- This New Covid Vaccine Could Bring Hope to the Unvaccinated World | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer talks about the new RNA vaccine made by the German company CureVac.
- The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Nicholas Wade reports on the two theories on the origin of the COVID virus.
- You Want Better Results? Unclutter Your Goals, Simplify Your Work | Forbes: Greg McKeown shares his midset of exploring easier paths to do what matters most.
- The Pandemic’s Done a Number on Our Mental Health | Glamour: Eve Rodsky shares meaningful self-care tips.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Greta Lee To Star In, Write & EP Series Adaptation Of Cathy Park Hong’s Book Minor Feelings With A24 | Deadline: Cathy Park Hong’s MINOR FEELINGS is being turned into a television series.
- In My Time Will Come, A Look At Life In Solitary Confinement | wbur: Ian Manuel speaks on his experience in solitary confinement.
- Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal Win Rights to Memoir Finding the Mother Tree With Adams to Star | Variety: Suzanne Simard’s FINDING THE MOTHER TREE is being developed into film with Amy Adams set to star.
- Sony Pictures Sets Release Date For Crime Drama Where The Crawdads Sing | Deadline: Delia Owens’s WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING will hit theaters on June 24, 2022.
- Shelf Life: Taylor Jenkins Reid | Elle: Taylor Jenkins Reid recommends her favorite books.
- Exposing The Family Behind America’s Opioid Crisis | Esquire: Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book is the shocking story of three generations of Sacklers and their roles in the OxyContin story.