William Finnegan’s Obsessive Wave-Chasing
The New Yorker writer reminisces about surfing in Barbarian Days.
Don Winslow on Creating El Chapo’s Fictional CounterpartThe author of Savages discusses his new book, The Cartel, at Politics & Prose.
Dolen Perkins-Valdez Explores Post–Civil War Life in BalmThe author of Wench discusses her new novel at Politics & Prose.
Steve Inskeep on Andrew Jackson and the Trail of TearsNPR’s Morning Edition co-host discusses his new book at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of PakistanRafia Zakaria discusses her new book at Politics & Prose.
Civil Rights, LBJ, and the Urgency of NowJulian Zelizer discusses his new book, The Fierce Urgency of Now, at Politics & Prose.
Selected Memoir Readings at Politics & ProseRobert Timberg, Val Wang, and other writers read from their memoirs at Politics & Prose.
Jesmyn Ward Delivers This Year’s Most Powerful Reading at Politics & ProseThe National Book Award winner reads from her memoir, Men We Reaped.
Chuck Todd on Politics and Barack Obama’s PresidencyThe Meet the Press host discusses his new book, The Stranger.
Paul Beatty’s Brilliant Social SatireThe author discusses his new book, The Sellout, at Politics & Prose.
Frank Bruni Wants to Rewrite the Way High Schoolers Choose CollegesFrank Bruni discusses his new book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, at Politics & Prose.
Iran-Contra and Reagan’s Abuse of PowerMalcolm Byrne discusses his new book, Iran-Contra, at Politics & Prose.
Michael Cunningham, His Snow Queen and His CityThe Hours author discusses his new novel, The Snow Queen, set in New York City.
Andy Cohen and Wolf Blitzer Dish All the Gossip You Missed This YearThe television hosts discuss Cohen’s Diaries at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
Nicholas Kristof Asks: Can Giving Help?The New York Times columnist and co-author of A Path Appears discusses his new book with Politics & Prose at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.