|2014_MD_GBF_Connecting_140517||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Connecting Authors & Readers w/Taryn Roeder, Susan Coll, Katie Dvorak, and Bethanne Patrick|
Bethanne Patrick is a freelance writer and author of "An Uncommon History of Common Things" and "An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy," both from National Geographic Books. From 2007-2011 she hosted an online author-interview show called "The Book Studio" for WETA-PBS and she appears regularly at book...
|2014_MD_GBF_Emerging_140517||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Emerging Voices in Fiction w/Mary Kay Zuravleff, Fiona Maazel and Susan Coll|
Mary Kay Zuravleff’s latest novel, "Man Alive!" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), tells the story of a Bethesda psychiatrist who is struck by lightning and now only wants to barbecue. The Washington Post called it “a family novel for smart people,” and named it a 2013 Notable Book. People Magazine praised...
|2015_MD_GBF_Heiny_150516||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Katherine Heiny ("Single, Carefree, Mellow") w/Susan Coll|
Katherine Heiny: Single, Carefree, Mellow:
Katherine Heiny's fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Narrative, Glimmer Train and many other places. "Single, Carefree, Mellow" is her first book. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and children.
|2015_MD_GBF_Coll_150516||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Susan Coll ("The Stager") w/Mary Kay Zuravleff|
Susan Coll: The Stager:
Susan Coll is the author of "The Stager," selected as a New York Times and Chicago Tribune editor’s choice. She is also the author of the novels "Beach Week," "Acceptance," "Rockville Pike," and "karlmarx.com." "Acceptance" was made into a television movie starring Joan Cusack...
|2016_MD_GBF_Hunt_160521||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Samantha Hunt ("Mr. Splitfoot") w/Susan Coll|
Samantha Hunt’s most recent novel, “Mr. Splitfoot,” is about orphans who talk to the dead. It connects con artists, mothers and meteors in a subversive ghost story.
Samantha’s second book, “The Invention of Everything Else,” a novel about inventor Nikola Tesla, was a finalist for the...
|2018_MD_GBF_Reception_180518||262||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Author Reception|
|2018_MD_GBF_Coll_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Susan Coll and The Writer's Center's "The Novel Year" workshop|
The Novel Year class readings
Featured readers are participants in The Writer's Center's 'The Novel Year' workshop intended to support serious novelists complete or revise a draft of their manuscript. They will be reading from their works-in-progress
|2019_MD_GBF_AKEK_190518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim (Moderated by Susan Coll)|
Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim -- Two Korean families torn apart by war and circumstance. Angie Kim and Eugenia Kim each share gorgeous, shattering novels inspired by their own lives and families. A can't-put-it-down courtroom drama and a powerful saga set against the backdrop of the Korean War lead to...
|2014_DC_NPC_Bookfair_141118||105||NPC -- 37th Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2014)|
The 37th Annual National Press Club Book Fair & Authors’ Night in partnership with P&P
Politics & Prose is proud to partner with the National Press Club for a night of pols, pundits and prose in the National Press Club Ballroom. Come meet authors Maureen Corrigan, Senator James Webb, Misty Copeland,...
|2015_DC_NPC_Bookfair_151117||121||NPC -- 38th Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2015)|
Pictured here (in sequence): Stephen Hess, Garrett Peck, David Maraniss, Wil Haygood, Stephanie Steinberg, Eleanor Herman, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Roland Mesnier, Paul Dickson, Jen Chaney, Garrett Peck (again), Evan Thomas, Marvin Kalb, Lisa Leff, David Maraniss (again), Eleanor Herman...
|2016_DC_Hochschild_160329||82||Politics & Prose -- Adam Hochschild ("Spain in Our Hearts")|
Adam Hochschild - Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939:
Often overshadowed by later global conflicts, the Spanish Civil War, which lasted from July 1936 to April 1939, destroying the Spanish republic and putting Spain under the long dictatorship of General Franco,...
|2015_DC_Clinton_150924||29||Politics & Prose -- Chelsea Clinton ("It's Your World")|
Chelsea Clinton - It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference....
|2014_DC_Doctorow_140121||53||Politics & Prose -- E.L. Doctorow ("Andrew's Brain")|
E.L. Doctorow - Andrew's Brain:
Andrew's Brain (Random House, $26), the latest novel from the author of bestsellers including Ragtime, The March, and Homer and Langley is a vivid examination of whether or not a man can know his own mind. Cast as a kind of dialogue, the narrative follows Andrew and an...
|2016_DC_Cozzens_161026||51||Politics & Prose -- Peter Cozzens ("The Earth is Weeping")|
PETER COZZENS - THE EARTH IS WEEPING: THE EPIC STORY OF THE INDIAN WARS FOR THE AMERICAN WEST
Winner of the American Foreign Service Association’s William R. Rivkin Award, presented annually to a Foreign Service Officer for exemplary moral courage, integrity, and creative dissent, Cozzens in his latest...
|2015_DC_Price_150302||56||Politics & Prose -- Richard Price (writing as Harry Brandt) ("The Whites")|
Richard Price (writing as Harry Brandt) - The Whites
Writing as Harry Brandt, Price has concocted a fast-paced literary thriller that pays homage as much to Melville as it does to today’s urban realities. Billy Graves has barely hung on in the NYPD since he accidentally shot a ten-year-old boy nearly...
|2015_DC_Williams_150520||28||Politics & Prose @ Busboys Takoma -- Cindy Williams ("Shirley, I Jest!") w/Jen Chaney|
Busboys and Poets Takoma: Cindy Williams - Shirley, I Jest!: A Storied Life:
Williams, aka Shirley Feeney of the popular TV show Laverne & Shirley—which drew audiences of as many as 60 million—is as warm and funny on the page as she’s been on both the large and small screen. In her lively memoir, the...
|2015_DC_Kalman_151111||31||Politics & Prose @ Busboys Takoma -- Maira Kalman ("Beloved Dog") w/Jane Mayer|
@ Busboys and Poets 14th & V: Maira Kalman - Beloved Dog
Kalman’s distinctive artwork has graced untold numbers of The New Yorker and she’s illustrated books ranging from Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style to Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. Her own books are favorites of both young and adult readers...
|2015_DC_Hayden_150503||81||Politics & Prose @ Busboys Takoma -- Tom Hayden ("Listen, Yankee!") w/John Angelos|
@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Tom Hayden - Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters
As Cuba and the U.S. look ahead to rapprochement, Hayden fills in the revolutionary background—of both nations. The author of the seminal Port Huron Statement and a former California state legislator, Hayden gives an...
|2013_DC_Ensler_130502||85||Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Eve Ensler ("In the Body of the World")|
From the bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Changed the World, In The Body of the World (Metropolitan, $25) is a memoir of separation and connection to the body, the self, and the world. The playwright, author, and activist has devoted her life...
|2014_DC_Waters_140611||51||Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- John Waters ("Carsick") w/Louis Bayard|
John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film...
|2014_DC_Kidd_140113||59||Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Sue Monk Kidd ("Invention of Wings")|
Sue Monk Kidd:
From the author of The Secret Life of Bees comes The Invention of Wings, a novel that looks at one of the most devastating wounds in American history through two women struggling for liberation, empowerment, and self-expression.
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a ten-year-old urban slave in...
|2012_DC_ZSmith_121018||63||Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Zadie Smith ("NW")|
The best-selling author’s tragi-comic new novel, NW, follows four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is...
|2019_MD_WWC_P15_190511||22||Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable"|
"Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable"
Moderator: Garline Issasi
Leslie Pietrzyk, author
Mary Kay Zuravleff, author
Susan Coll, author