Upcoming Author Events

We are pleased to provide this listing of upcoming events featuring authors of recent Harvard University Press titles. This page is updated weekly and features events that are open to the public (though some may be ticketed). Contact an individual event’s host or sponsor to confirm details of time and location, or for additional information.

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Cover: Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr., by Jeffrey L. Amestoy, from Harvard University Press
Jeffrey L. Amestoy

Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Friday, July 29, 1:00–1:40 PM

Speaking and signing, Bookstock Literary Festival

Parish Hall, St. James Episcopal Church on the Green, 2 St. James Place, Woodstock, VT 05091

Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 PM

Speaking at Aldrich Public Library

6 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641

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]

Speaking at the Heffers Classics Forum 2016

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

Monday, August 22, 7:00 PM

Jennifer Harris speaking and signing, Book Passage (Corte Madera)

51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Friday, September 23–Sunday, September 25, Dates/Time(s) TBD [Tickets]

Robert Blackwill speaking and signing, Jaipur Literary Festival @ Boulder

Boulder Public Library (Main Library), 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, 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: Finding Time: The Economics of Work–Life Conflict, by Heather Boushey, from Harvard University Press
Heather Boushey

Finding Time: The Economics of Work–Life Conflict

Friday, August 12, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, University Book Store

4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105

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, Time(s) TBD

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival

Copley Square, 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

Saturday, October 15, Time(s) TBD

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival

Copley Square, 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Cover: The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction, by Henry T. Greely, from Harvard University Press
Henry T. Greely

The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

Sunday, September 11, 7:30 PM

Panel discussion (signing to follow), 92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street), New York, NY 10128

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

Thursday, September 15, 1:00–2:30 PM

Panel discussion, “Meet Your New History Teacher, Beyoncé” (also featuring Hua Hsu, author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific), Human/Ties Celebration of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Campbell Hall, University of Virginia, Bayly Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Thursday, September 15, 7:30 PM

Speaking and signing, UVa Bookstore (joint event with Hua Hsu, author of A Floating Chinaman)

400 Emmett Street South, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Kramerbooks

1517 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Thursday, September 29, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop

1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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: 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, Time(s) TBD

Panelist (signing to follow), Boston Book Festival

Copley Square, 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

Thursday, September 15, 1:00–2:30 PM

Panel discussion, “Meet Your New History Teacher, Beyoncé” (also featuring Jack Hamilton, author of Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination), Human/Ties Celebration of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Campbell Hall, University of Virginia, Bayly Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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

Cover: Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer, by Kenneth W. Mack, from Harvard University Press
Kenneth W. Mack

Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer

Saturday, July 30, 3:00–3:40 PM

Speaking and signing, Bookstock Literary Festival

Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091

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

Friday, September 16, 3:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sunday, November 13, 1:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

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, October 22, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Wisconsin Book Festival

Location TBD, Madison, WI

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Time TBD

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

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

Cover: Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, by Samuel J. Redman, from Harvard University Press
Samuel J. Redman

Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums

September 15, 6:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Barnes & Noble, Hadley

Mountain Farms, 335 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035

Cover: Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights, by Catherine J. Ross, from Harvard University Press
Catherine J. Ross

Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights

Friday, August 5, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Left Bank Books

109 Church Street, Belfast, ME 04915

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

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

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 One King Lear, by Brian Vickers, from Harvard University Press
Brian Vickers

The One King Lear

Tuesday, August 16, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM (lecturing at 2:30 PM) [Tickets]

Lecturing at the conference “The Shakespeare Records,” The National Archives

Bessant Drive, Kew, London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom

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

Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive

Sunday, September 18, Time TBD

Speaking at The Word on the Street Festival, Saskatoon

Civic Square and the Frances Morrison Library, 23rd Street East at 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6, Canada

Thursday, September 22, 6:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Banyen Books & Sound

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

September 22–25, Time(s) TBD

Speaking and signing, South Dakota Festival of Books

Location TBD, 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

Thursday, September 8, 6:30 PM

Speaking at the Mid-Manhattan Library

455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

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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