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: 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: The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization, by Richard Baldwin, from Harvard University Press
Richard Baldwin

The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization

Thursday, November 24, Time TBD

Speaking and signing at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Location TBD, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, 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

Saturday, October 29, 1:00–3:00 PM

Speaking and signing, People’s History Museum

Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, 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, Time(s) TBD

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival

Copley Square, 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

Saturday, October 15, Time(s) TBD

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival

Copley Square, 560 Boylston Street, 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, Time TBD

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

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 [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

Wednesday, September 14, 7:00–8:00 PM

Speaking at the Burbank Public Library (Buena Vista branch)

300 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Wednesday, September 21, 7:30 PM [Facebook Event]

Speaking and signing, Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse

30 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201

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, September 18, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Brooklyn Book Festival

209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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

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”: 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

Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 PM

Speaking and signing, The National Archives

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408

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

Sunday, September 18, 12:30–1:30 PM

“Growing Cities: Innovative Ways That Nature and People Grow Cities,” conversation with gardening expert Frankie “Flowers” Ferragine, The Word on the Street Festival, Saskatoon

Great Expectations Tent, 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

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

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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