THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD by Elizabeth Alexander

May 2, 2015

Elizabeth Alexander spoke about her book, The Light of the World, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, May 2 , 2015.

An essayist, playwright, and chair of Yale’s department of African American studies, Alexander is perhaps best known as the award-winning poet whose “Praise Song for the Day” graced Obama’s first inauguration. Her memoir is an eloquent elegy for her late husband, the Eritrean-born painter Ficre Ghebreyesus, who died suddenly at age fifty. Now raising their two sons alone, Alexander pays tribute to art and family, the enduring compensations for loss. Alexander is in conversation with Gigi Bradford.

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ISBN: 9781455599868
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 6th, 2016


April 20, 2015

Renata Adler spoke about his book, After the Tall Timber, at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Kerr introduced Bernie Gunther in his 1989 March Violets. Now in his tenth thriller, Bernie, decorated WWI veteran, widower, and tough-talking, somewhat cynical Berlin private investigator, has been ordered by Hitler’s Propaganda Minister to go to Croatia. There Bernie gets tangled up with the Ustashe, witnesses shocking acts of brutality, and tries to figure out how these events are connected to a rising film star back at home. Kerr is in conversation with novelist James Grady.

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By Renata Adler, Michael Wolff (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781590178799
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Published: New York Review Books - April 7th, 2015

ORDINARY LIGHT by Tracy K. Smith

April 11, 2015

Tracy K. Smith spoke about her book, Ordinary Light, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Smith’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection Life on Mars constituted an eloquent and moving elegy for her father. In her first memoir, the poet and Princeton creative writing professor fleshes out the rest of her family, focusing on her late mother, whose deep Christian faith inspired her daughter, who later found an equivalent wellspring of strength in writing. Describing a loving, close-knit family—her “heaven”—Smith evokes the milestones of growing up and eventually outgrowing Fairview, California.

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ISBN: 9780345804075
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Published: Vintage - March 8th, 2016