Upcoming Author Events

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Cover: Confessions, Volume I: Books 1–8, by Augustine, edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond, from Harvard University Press Cover: Confessions, Volume II: Books 9–13, by Augustine, edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond, from Harvard University Press
Augustine, edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond

Confessions, Volume I: Books 1–8 and Confessions, Volume II: Books 9–13

Saturday, October 29, 10:00 AM–6:30 PM [Tickets]

Editor and translator Carolyn Hammond speaking at the Heffers Classics Forum 2016

Hicks Room, University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU, United Kingdom

Cover: Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist, by Laura Beers, from Harvard University Press
Laura Beers

Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist

Sunday, October 30, 1:00–3:00 PM [Register]

Speaking and signing, People’s History Museum

Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, United Kingdom

Monday, February 22 – Saturday, February 27, 2017 (Date/Time TBD)

Speaking at the Space for Thought Literary Festival, London School of Economics & Political Science

Location TBD, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom

June 9–17, 2017 (Date/Time TBD)

Speaking at the Derby Book Festival

Location TBD, Derby City Centre, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Cover: War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft, by Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris, from Harvard University Press
Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris

War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft

Saturday, September 24, 12:00–1:00 PM [Tickets]

Conversation, “Democracy and the Game of Thrones”: Robert Blackwill with Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Jairam Ramesh, moderated by Marie Brenner, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

Skyscapes at Boulder Public Library (Main Library), 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302

Saturday, September 24, 1:30–2:30 PM [Tickets]

Conversation, “The Terror: Understanding Our Times”: Robert Blackwill with Daisy Rockwell, Ayad Akhtar, and Amitava Kumar, moderated by Ami Dayan, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

Canyon Theater and Gallery, Ninth Street and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302

Saturday, September 24, 6:30–7:30 PM [Tickets]

Conversation, “War by Other Means”: Robert Blackwill with Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War) and Helen Thorpe, moderated by Claudia Cragg, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

Canyon Theater and Gallery, Ninth Street and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302

January 19–23, 2017

Robert Blackwill speaking and signing, Jaipur Literary Festival

Diggi Palace, Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Panch Batti, Sangram Colony, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004, India

Cover: What Works: Gender Equality by Design, by Iris Bohnet, from Harvard University Press
Iris Bohnet

What Works: Gender Equality by Design

Thursday, September 29, 8:00 AM–6:00 PM [Register]

Speaking at the Financial Times “Women at the Top” Summit

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London NW1 2AR, United Kingdom

Cover: The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them, by Stephen Burt, from Harvard University Press
Stephen Burt

The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them

Saturday, October 15, 11:00 AM

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival

Emmanuel Parish Hall, 15 Newbury Street (Copley Square), Boston, MA 02116

Cover: Brothers of the Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street, by Norma Clarke, from Harvard University Press
Norma Clarke

Brothers of the Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street

Wednesday, October 5, 4:00–6:00 PM [Tickets]

Speaking and signing, Crickhowell Literary Festival

The Dragon Inn, 47 High Street, Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1BE, Wales, United Kingdom

Cover: The Market as God, by Harvey Cox, from Harvard University Press
Harvey Cox

The Market as God

Friday, September 23, 3:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel, by Steven Fine, from Harvard University Press
Steven Fine

The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Thursday, December 15, 3:00 PM

Speaking and signing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Cover: The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency, by Ellen Fitzpatrick, from Harvard University Press
Ellen Fitzpatrick

The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

Thursday, September 22, 4:30–6:00 PM [RSVP]

Speaking at Hofstra University

Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 PM

Speaking at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, CUNY

47–49 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

Saturday, October 15, 3:45 PM

Panelist, “Politics: Is This Any Way to Elect a President?”, Boston Book Festival

Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street (Copley Square), Boston, MA 02116

Cover: Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner, by Mark Ford, from Harvard University Press
Mark Ford

Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner

Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 PM [Tickets]

Speaking and signing, London Review Bookshop

14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, United Kingdom

Cover: Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination, by Jack Hamilton, from Harvard University Press
Jack Hamilton

Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Kramerbooks

1517 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Thursday, September 29, 7:00 PM [Facebook Event]

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop

1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Thursday, October 27, 7:00–8:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Book Culture (Columbus Ave.)

450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st and 82nd Streets), New York, NY, 10024

Cover: Capital without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent, by Brooke Harrington, from Harvard University Press
Brooke Harrington

Capital without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent

Wednesday October 5, 5:30–8:00 PM [Open to CBS Faculty, Alumni, and Guests]

Speaking and Q&A (reception and signing to follow), Copenhagen Business School

Ground Floor, Råvarebygningen (“Warehouse Building”), Porcelænshaven 22, DK-2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Cover: From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, by Elizabeth Hinton, from Harvard University Press
Elizabeth Hinton

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Saturday, October 15, 2:45 PM

Panelist, “Injustice, Incarceration, Invisibility,” Boston Book Festival

Trinity Sanctuary, Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116

Monday, October 17, 7:00–9:00 PM

“No Justice, No Peace: Race and Power in America”: Facilitated discussion featuring Elizabeth Hinton with Danielle Allen, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and Tommie Shelby, Cambridge Forum in collaboration with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, Harvard Book Store, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, Harvard University Press, and Boston Review

First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific, by Hua Hsu, from Harvard University Press
Hua Hsu

A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific

Sunday, October 16, 3:00 PM

In conversation with Jeff Chang, Executive Director of Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Diesel Bookstore Oakland

5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 PM

In conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, Chevalier’s Books

126 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Cover: The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery, by Micki McElya, from Harvard University Press
Micki McElya

The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery

Sunday, November 13, 1:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Cover: Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack, by Katherine C. Mooney, from Harvard University Press
Katherine C. Mooney

Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack

Saturday, November 5, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Kentucky Book Fair

Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601

Cover: Democracy: A Case Study, by David A. Moss, from Harvard University Press
David A. Moss

Democracy: A Case Study

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, from Harvard University Press
Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America

Monday, October 17, 7:00–9:00 PM

“No Justice, No Peace: Race and Power in America”: Facilitated discussion featuring Khalil Gibran Muhammad with Danielle Allen, Elizabeth Hinton, and Tommie Shelby, Cambridge Forum in collaboration with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, Harvard Book Store, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, Harvard University Press, and Boston Review

First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, by Viet Thanh Nguyen, from Harvard University Press
Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Saturday, September 24, 4:00–5:00 PM [Tickets]

In conversation with Andrew Lam and Amitava Kumar, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

Skyscapes at Boulder Public Library (Main Library), 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302

Saturday, September 24, 6:30–7:30 PM [Tickets]

Conversation, “War by Other Means,”: with Robert Blackwill (author of War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft) and Helen Thorpe, moderated by Claudia Cragg, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

Canyon Theater and Gallery, Ninth Street and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 PM

In conversation with Hua Hsu, author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific, Chevalier’s Books

126 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Saturday, October 22, 7:30 PM

Reading (from both Nothing Ever Dies and The Sympathizer) and signing, Wisconsin Book Festival

Central Library, Community Rooms 301/302, 201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 PM [Register]

Reading (from both Nothing Ever Dies and The Sympathizer), University of California, Irvine

Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center, Irvine, CA 92697

Cover: After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene, by Jedediah Purdy, from Harvard University Press
Jedediah Purdy

After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene

Thursday, December 8, 6:00 PM

Speaking at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University

Tsai Auditorium S010, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: The Untold Story of the Talking Book, by Matthew Rubery, from Harvard University Press
Matthew Rubery

The Untold Story of the Talking Book

Wednesday, November 30, Time TBD

Speaking and signing at the Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, United Kingdom

Friday, December 2, Time(s) TBD [Tickets]

Keynote speaker and panelist at FutureBook 2016

155 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, London EC2M 3YD, United Kingdom

Cover: Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform, by Tommie Shelby, from Harvard University Press
Tommie Shelby

Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform

Monday, October 17, 7:00–9:00 PM

“No Justice, No Peace: Race and Power in America”: Facilitated discussion featuring Tommie Shelby with Danielle Allen, Elizabeth Hinton, and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Cambridge Forum in collaboration with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, Harvard Book Store, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, Harvard University Press, and Boston Review

First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: Unflattening, by Nick Sousanis, from Harvard University Press
Nick Sousanis

Unflattening

Saturday, September 24, 12:00–1:00 PM [Tickets]

“Across Genres”: In conversation with Margaret Coel and Namita Gokhale, moderated by Claudia Cragg, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

Canyon Theater and Gallery, Ninth Street and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302

Saturday, September 24, 2:45–3:45 PM [Tickets]

“Graphic Novels: The Image and the Word”: In conversation with G. Willow Wilson, moderated by Daisy Rockwell, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

Canyon Theater and Gallery, Ninth Street and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302

Saturday, September 24, 5:15–6:15 PM [Tickets]

“Inspirations”: panel discussion featuring Amrit Kaur Lohia, Jeffrey Sichel, Judith Simmer-Brown, and Nicholas Carr, moderated by Maeve Conran, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

“Steps” (Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue), Boulder, CO 80302

Thursday, October 6, 4:00–5:00 PM

Speaking (2016 Lynd Ward Prize Recipient Address) and signing, Pennsylvania Center for the Book at Penn State

Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

Thursday, October 20, Time TBD

Speaking at Lynda Barry’s Image Lab, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Room 1160 (First Floor/Northwest Corner), Discovery Building, University of Wisconsin, 330 North Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715

Friday, October 21, 3:30–5:00 PM

Speaking at the University of Iowa

Location TBD, Iowa City, IA 52242

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 PM

Speaking at Davidson College (related exhibition of Sousanis’s work runs October 20 – December 9 in the Spencer Lobby, Chambers Building)

Semans Lecture Hall, Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 North Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036

Friday, December 9, 12:00–1:30 PM [RSVP]

Speaking at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Room 500, Annenberg School, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cover: Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, by Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, from Harvard University Press
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker

Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Thursday, October 27, Time TBD

Speaking at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University

Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, October 28, 7:00–8:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop

Level 3, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue/18 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA 02238

Saturday, November 12, 3:00 PM [RSVP]

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Friday, November 18, 8:00 AM–7:00 PM (book signing, 5:00–6:00 PM)

Multi-panel conference, “The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment,” Harvard Law School (sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program)

WCC 2036 Milstein East C, 1584 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, November 19, 1:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Cover: The Epic of Ram, Volume 1, by Tulsidas, translated by Philip Lutgendorf, from Harvard University Press Cover: The Epic of Ram, Volume 2, by Tulsidas, translated by Philip Lutgendorf, from Harvard University Press
Tulsidas, translated by Philip Lutgendorf

The Epic of Ram

Saturday, September 24, 4:00–5:00 PM [Tickets]

“The Life of a Text: Understanding an Epic”: Translator Philip Lutgendorf in conversation with Brian Catlos and Jules Levinson, moderated by Anne C. Klein, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

“Steps” (Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue), Boulder, CO 80302

Cover: The Taming of Free Speech: America’s Civil Liberties Compromise, by Laura Weinrib, from Harvard University Press
Laura Weinrib

The Taming of Free Speech: America’s Civil Liberties Compromise

Thursday, October 6, 6:00 PM [RSVP]

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Cover: Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, by Mark L. Winston, from Harvard University Press
Mark L. Winston

Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive

Thursday, September 22, 6:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Banyen Books & Sound

3608 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver V6R 1P1, BC, Canada

Saturday, September 24, 1:00–1:45 PM

Reading, “The Artistry of Bees,” (signing to follow), South Dakota Festival of Books [Full Schedule (PDF)]

Old Sanctuary, Brookings, SD 57006

Sunday, September 25, 1:00–3:00 PM

Workshop, “Non-Fiction Writing: Communicating with Impact,” South Dakota Festival of Books [Full Schedule (PDF)]

Room 130, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, SD 57006

Cover: Battle for Bed-Stuy: The Long War on Poverty in New York City, by Michael Woodsworth, from Harvard University Press
Michael Woodsworth

Battle for Bed-Stuy: The Long War on Poverty in New York City

Wednesday, October 26, 7:00–8:00 PM (Reception at 6:30 PM)

Speaking at the Brooklyn Public Library

Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Thursday, December 8, 6:00 PM

Speaking at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Butler Library, 6th Floor East, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027

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