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 4
- J. Kelly Hoey is hosting a livestream on LinkedIn (10:30AM EST)
- Stephanie Danler appears at Parnassus Books (7:00PM EST)
- Ronald C. White celebrates the launch of LINCOLN IN PRIVATE at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop (4:30PM EST)
- Ian Manuel launches MY TIME WILL COME at Green Apple Books (9:00PM EST)
Thursday, May 6
- Patrick Radden Keefe speaks with Robert Kolker at Books and Books (7:00PM EST)
- Ronald C. White joins the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for a conversation (8:00PM EST)
Friday, May 7
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.
- Cathy Park Hong | The New York Times: Cathy Park Hong discusses the usefulness of rage, and her experience of speak
- ‘I told you so’: Trump’s former attorney says he warned Giuliani | CNN: Alisyn Camerota speaks to Michael Cohen about the search warrant on the home and office of Rudy Giuliani.
- Delaware Senate Advances Two Major Healthcare Bills | WBOC: Sarah McBride is sponsoring a bill to allow Delawareans to purchase contraceptives at local pharmacies without a prescription.
- The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty | ABC: Patrick Radden Keefe speaks on how the Sackler family is a portrait of the excesses of America’s second gilded age, and a parable of twenty-first century business.
- FBI was aware prominent Americans, including Giuliani, were targeted by Russian influence operation | The Washington Post: Shane Harris reports on the authorities’ concern that prompted briefings for members of Congress ahead of the election.
These articles from our speakers highlight practical advice and news about the current pandemic.
- Broadway Theaters Should Require Audiences To Show Proof Of Vaccinations, Doctors Order | Forbes: Howard Markel, M.D. speaks about the return of Broadway.
- We Still Don’t Know Who the Coronavirus’s Victims Were | The Altantic: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks on how people of color were most affected by the pandemic.
- Overcoming Pandemic Exhaustion; How To Take An Effortless Approach To Achieve More | Forbes: Greg McKeown provides tips to work smarter.
- ‘My Son Misses School Without Masks’—How Parents of Kids With Autism Can Help Their Kids Adjust to Our New Normal | Parade: Lauren Smith Brody talks about how to navigate the uncharted territory during the pandemic.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Book Club: Charles Yu and his Interior Chinatown | Los Angeles Times: May book club pick is Charles Yu’s INTERIOR CHINATOWN.
- Danielle Evans Wins the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize | WebWire: Danielle Evans has been named the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize winner by the New Literary Project.
- Yaa Gyasi, Brit Bennett among others up for 2021 Women’s Prize for fiction | The Globe and Mail: Brit Bennett and Yaa Gyasi are among those shortlisted for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction.
- Lauren Groff on Violence and Masculinity | The New Yorker: Lauren Groff discusses her novella.
- 50 Simple Ways To Trim Your Carbon Footprint | WAMC: Paul Greenberg talks about his new book.
- Ibram X. Kendi Launches Be Antiracist Podcast With Malcolm Gladwell’s Pushkin Industries & iHeartMedia | Deadline: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi has teamed up with Malcolm Gladwell’s Pushkin Industries and iHeartMedia.