4,642Nov 30, 2009
Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and writer for “The New Yorker” magazine, spoke about his writing and the state of the journalism and publishing industries.
He had four ...
2,587Dec 30, 1997
Book Discussion on Soft Edge
Mr. Levinson talked about his book, The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution. It examines the role of information technology in decisive events ...
2,484Nov 16, 2009
My Paper Chase Book Party
Sir Harold Evans was shown attending a party at the British ambassador’s residence for the publication of his autobiography, My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times (Little, ...
2,030May 22, 2012
Q&A with Douglas Brinkley
Rice University History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his new biography of long-time CBS “Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as “the most ...
1,573Nov 16, 2009
Google Book Search Settlement
Cecilia Kang provided a primer on Google’s efforts to digitize books in libraries throughout the world. The Google Book Search project was started in 2004 and within less than a year a ...
1,370Dec 8, 1996
Book Discussion on The Correspondence of S. Foote and W. Percy
Mr. Foote talked about the recent book, [The Correspondence of Shelby
Foote and Walker Percy], edited by Jay Tolson and published by W.W.
Norton and Co. Mr. Foote talked ...
1,163Mar 12, 2004
Book Discussion on A Culture of Conspiracy
Mr. Barkun talked via video link from Syracuse, New York, about conspiracy theories. Among the subjects addressed were subcultures, the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, and a New World ...
1,160Oct 2, 2012
Q&A with Steve Inskeep
Steve Inskeep discussed his book, Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi. He said he chose Karachi because the city best exemplifies the growth and change of a town when the population ...
1,153Jul 20, 2011
Q&A with Juan Williams
Juan Williams talked about his new book, Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, in which he wrote about his controversial comments about Muslims in 2010, which resulted in him being fired ...
1,067Dec 15, 1997
Book Discussion on Albert Camus: A Life
Mr. Todd talked about his new biography of existential novelist
Albert Camus, whose works include The Stranger and The Plague.
The biography traces the evolution of the ...
1,007Oct 26, 1997
Participants talked about what they are currently reading and writing and reflecting on writing as a profession. They also took questions from the audience.
993Apr 4, 1999
Booknotes 10th Anniversary
In a commemoration of the first ten years of C-SPAN’s Booknotes program, clips of past programs were shown and C-SPAN staff members were interviewed about how the program is ...
767May 19, 1998
A Conversation with John Fowles
Mr. Fowles discussed his book Wormholes: Essays and Ocassional Writings, published by Henry Holt and Company. The book is a collection of the author’s essays and ...
758Jan 30, 1997
Masculinity in Modern Literature
After an introduction by Mr. Bellow Mr. Amis spoke about the concept of masculinity in
modern literature, especially in the poetry of Philip Larkin and
Robert Bly. He spoke ...
755Apr 26, 1998
The Art of Writing Political Satire
Journalists talked about the intersection of politics and comedy and the art of writing political satire. Mr. Hitchens moderated the panel which was a part of the Los Angeles Times ...
705Jul 17, 2010
Phillis Wheatley Book Awards
The presentation of the Phillis Wheatley Book Awards opened the 12th annual Harlem Book Fair. The award, named for the first published African-American female writer, is given for literary work ...
640Dec 7, 1997
Life and Work of William Butler Yeats
Mr. Foster talked about the life and work of William Butler Yeats, the poet and Protestant Irish nationalist. The first of his two-volume biography is titled W.B. Yeats: A Life: The ...
621Jan 27, 2002
Fourteen-year-old Basie Gitlin began collecting antiquarian books when he was nine years old, and he currently has a collection of more than 2,500 titles. First, he and his parents spoke about ...
584Aug 7, 1997
Book Discussion on How Proust Can Change Your Life
Mr. DeBotton talked about his new book, How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel. The book examines how Proust’s novel Remembrance of Things Past teaches lessons which ...
573Jun 28, 2010
Oxford University Press Interview
Rebecca Seger talked Oxford Bibliographies Online, the first totally digital project at Oxford University Press. She also talked about the shift toward digital media by reference ...
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