Authors offer advice and discuss their latest books

Authors has concluded for the 2019 season. Check back in the spring for 2020 dates.

Join best-selling authors for a lunchtime discussion of the year’s best new books.

All events are free and open to the public. Books are available for purchase at the events from our retail partner Kinokuniya and for signing by the authors.

May 22, 2019 – August 21, 2019 (no program July 3)
Wednesdays, 12:30pm-1:45pm

See the entire Authors lineup below. Visit the Reading Room for more information and programs.

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2019 Schedule

May 22 - August 21 (No program July 3)
Wednesdays, 12:30pm-1:45pm

May 22: Humble The Poet, Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life
Hosted by Samrat Chakrabarti, Actor and Musician

May 29: Memoir
Patricia Walsh Chadwick, Little Sister
Robin Green, The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone
Joanie Holzer Schirm, My Dear Boy: A World War II Story of Escape, Exile, and Revelation
Janny Scott, The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father
Hosted by Jack J. Hersch, Author, Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust

June 5: Beach Combers
Jamie Brenner, Drawing Home
Susannah Marren, A Palm Beach Wife
Holly Peterson, It’s Hot in the Hamptons
Wendy Walker, The Night Before
Hosted by Cate Holahan, Journalist and Author, Lies She Told and One Little Secret (forthcoming)

June 12: Historical Fiction
Lisa Gornick, The Peacock Feast
Tim Mason, The Darwin Affair
Peter S. Rush, Wild World
Hosted by Christina Britton Conroy, Historical Novelist, His Majesty’s Theatre Series

June 19: Ben Mezrich, Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
Hosted by Alex Gallafent, Designer, Former BBC/Public Radio Correspondent

June 26: Topical Themes
Casey Barrett, Against Nature: A Duck Darley Novel #2
Catherine Cusset, Life of David Hockney
Angie Kim, Miracle Creek
Hosted by Stephanie Jimenez, Writer, They Could Have Named Her Anything (forthcoming)

July 10: Thrillers
Peter D. Johnston, Weapons of Peace
Deborah Goodrich Royce, Finding Mrs. Ford
Stuart Turton, The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Kate White, Such a Perfect Wife
Hosted by Kris Frieswick, Journalist and Author, The Ghost Manuscript

July 17: Mid-Summer Musts
Basil Hero, The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon
Katherine Howe, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
Justin Kuritzkes, Famous People
Felicity McLean, The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone
Anna Pitoniak, Necessary People
Hosted by Meryl Moss, Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib Founder

July 24: A Lotta Romance
Cheris Hodges, Strategic Seduction
Sabrina Jeffries, Project Duchess (Duke Dynasty, Book 1)
Abby Jimenez, The Friend Zone
Jessie Mihalik, Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion, Book 1)
Kristin Rockaway, How to Hack a Heartbreak
Hosted by Maureen Lee Lenker, Romance Columnist, Entertainment Weekly

July 31: True Crime
Anthony M. DeStefano, Gotti’s Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed for John Gotti
Charles Gardner, Dannemora: Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State
M. William Phelps, Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest
Hosted by Marilyn Stasio, Crime Columnist, The New York Times Book Review

August 7: Viva L’Italia
Kathy Curto, Not For Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood
Ann Goldstein, Translator, My Brilliant Friend Neapolitan Novels
Tembi Locke, From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
Hosted by Amy Virshup, Travel Editor, The New York Times

August 14: Dog-Day Reads
David Browne, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup
Laurie Gelman, You’ve Been Volunteered: A Class Mom Novel
Cate Holahan, One Little Secret
Stephanie Jimenez, They Could Have Named Her Anything
Hosted by Marjorie Tesser, Editor-in-Chief, Mom Egg Review

August 21: Debuts
W.M. Akers, Westside
Marlena Maduro Baraf, At the Narrow Waist of the World
Timothy Brandoff, Cornelius Sky
Karen Dukess, The Last Book Party
Christopher X. Shade, The Good Mother of Marseille
Hosted by Mary Pilon, Journalist and Author