Authors offer insight on their latest books and what it takes to be a writer

Join a wide range of celebrity authors for a lunchtime discussion of the summer’s hottest new books. Get the inside scoop on the author’s work, and get your book signed. Books available for purchase at the event from our partner Kinokuniya.

May 16, 2018 – August 22, 2018 (no program July 4)
Wednesdays, 12:30pm-1:45pm

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June 2018

June 6: Writing the Truth
Cutter Wood, Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime
Stacy Horn, Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York

June 13: The Doctor Is In
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, From You to Two: Dr. Ruth’s Rules For Real Relationships

June 20: Topical Fiction
Tayari Jones, An American Marriage
Lisa Ko, The Leavers

June 27: When Love and Art Combine
Rupert Thomson, Never Anyone But You
Hosted by Siri Hustvedt, The Blindfold

July 2018

July 11: Bringing Back Miss Subway
Susie Schnall, The Subway Girls
Hosted by Fiona Davis, The Address and The Masterpiece

July 18: One Thing Leads to Another
Eugenia Bone, Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You
Hosted by Julie Wolf, Medical Mycology and Infectious Disease Expert, Genspace

July 25: Horror
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
Laird Barron, Blood Standard
Nadia Bulkin, She Said Destroy
John Langan, House of Windows
Livia Llewellyn, The One That Comes Before

August 2018

August 1: Cupcake Fun
Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, Make It Easy, Cupcake! Fabulously Fun Creations in 4 Simple Steps

August 8: Memoir: Inside Different Worlds
Kumiko Makihara, Dear Diary Boy: An Exacting Mother, Her Free-Spirited Son, and Their Bittersweet Adventures in an Elite Japanese School
Zachary Wood, Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America
Beck Dorey-Stein, From the Corner of the Oval
Hosted by Kathy Curto, Writing Instructor, The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and Montclair State University

August 15: Local & Delish
Author Wendy Tyson, Rooted in Deceit
Food Writers Marisa Bulzone and Francesca Pardo, 150ish newsletter
Hosted by Jeanne Muchnick, Food & Dining Reporter, Journal News

August 22: TV Writers Gone Novelists
Peter Blauner, Sunrise Highway (TV: Law & Order, Blue Bloods)
Kevin Fox, Until The Next Time (TV: Law & Order, Lie to Me)
Seth Greenland, The Hazards of Good Fortune (TV: Big Love)