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 18
- Stephanie Danler talks about writing and publishing over the last year at Kenyon College (7:00PM EST)
- Suzanne Simard speaks at Free Library of Philadelphia (7:30PM EST)
Wednesday, May 19
Thursday, May 20
- Daniel Ziblatt and Steve Levitsky discuss the future of democracy at World Affairs Council (4:00PM EST)
- Stephanie Danler speaks at Pages Bookstore (9:00PM EST)
Friday, May 21
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.
- Former inmate on solitary confinement: ‘Troubling to my soul’ | ABC News: Ian Manuel speaks on solitary confinement.
- Experts Call for Sweeping Reforms to Prevent the Next Pandemic | The New York Times: Dr. Sheri Fink and other experts call for swift mask mandates, travel restrictions, an international treaty, and the creation of new bureaucracies.
- State lawmakers form LGBTQ caucus | Delaware Public Media: Sarah McBride is part of a caucus that supports the advancement of LGBTQ Delawareans in the legislature.
- Republicans didn’t cancel Liz Cheney, because they can’t | The Washington Post: Matt Bai shares his opinion on Liz Cheney and the Republican party.
- ‘Dramatically Different’ Training Needed to Curb Deadly Force, Says Policing Expert Rosa Brooks | Newsweek: Rosa Brooks discusses how to limit the use of deadly force in police encounters, better vetting of police, and the release of body camera footage.
These articles from our speakers highlight practical advice and news about the current pandemic.
- Dr. Gupta’s reaction to the CDC’s big announcement | CNN: Alisyn Camerota reacts to the CDC’s announcement that fully vaccinated people go can without masks indoors and outdoors.
- How the United States Beat the Variants, for Now | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer talks about how the country has managed to avoid a variant-fueled spike in coronavirus cases.
- The differences between elimination, eradication and herd immunity — and what it means for Covid-19 | CNN Health: Howard Markel, M.D. predicts coronavirus might require annual vaccinations, like with influenza, where vaccinations are reengineered to adapt to changes in the virus.
- Why we’re seeing rising consumer prices | Marketplace: Jayson Lusk speaks on the multiple factors that have been pushing up food prices, including the challenges created by the pandemic.
- State Urges Parents to Vaccinate 12-15 Year Old Children | 9 & 10 News: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha speaks on the importance of getting your children vaccinated.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- The New Yorker Receives Fourteen National Magazine Award Nominations | The New Yorker: Lawrence Wright is nominated in the Reporting category.
- Journalist Patrick Radden Keefe: ‘I’ve always been interested in secrecy’ | The Guardian: Patrick Radden Keefe speaks on his history of the Sacklers, the family at the center of the US opioids controversy, and a special night with the Scorpions in Ukraine.
- Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard — the wood wide web | Financial Times: Suzanne Simard battles to establish that trees not only ‘talk’ but co-operate is vital for our times.
- Cherry Jones Joins Apple’s Limited Series From John Ridley & Carlton Cuse | Deadline: Cherry Jones joins the Apple TV+’s limited series adapted from Dr. Sheri Fink’s book.
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid review — is this the thinking person’s beach read this summer? | The Times: Taylor Jenkins Reid’s new book is a tale of celebrity, tragedy, and daddy issues.