Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week
Chanel Miller in conversation with Rebecca Solnit, Nnedi Okorafor on her debut middle grade novel, a two-day event filled with star-studded panels, and more.
Monday August 17
Jeff Hobbs, author of Show Them You're Good: A Portrait of Boys in the City of Angels the Year Before College, in conversation with Steve Lopez — hosted by Vroman's Bookstore, 6 p.m. PT, more info.
Jessica Goudeau, author of After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America, in conversation with Helen Thorpe, Ashley Faye of Refugee Services of Texas, and Lu Zeidan of iAct — hosted by BookPeople, 7 p.m. CT, more info.
Chris Hamby, author of Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia, in conversation with Alex Kotlowitz — hosted by Parnassus Books, 6 p.m. CT, more info.
Aya Gruber, author of The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women's Liberation in Mass Incarceration — hosted by Booksmith and UC Press, 11 a.m. PT, more info.
Kurt Andersen, author of Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History, in conversation with Michael Tomasky — hosted by Politics & Prose, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
Tuesday August 18
Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments, in conversation with Mira Jacob — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Kelly Jensen, editor of Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy, with Nic Stone, Jerlyn Thomas, Ady Del Valle, Julie Murphy, and Kati Gardner, in a panel moderated by Amy Pence-Brown — hosted by Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m. ET, more info.
George Dyson, author of Analogia: The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control, in conversation with Blaise Aguera y Arcas — hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company and Town Hall Seattle, 7:30 p.m. PT, more info.
Claire Phillips, author of A Room With a Darker View: Chronicles of My Mother and Schizophrenia, in conversation with Emily Rapp Black — hosted by Skylight Books, 6:30 p.m. PT, more info.
Wednesday August 19
Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar, authors of Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, in conversation with Beth Richie, Monica Jones, and Deana Lewis — hosted by Women & Children First, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas, editors of Losers: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard, in conversation Justin Kaufmann — hosted by The Seminary Co-op and WBEZ Chicago, 4 p.m. CT, more info.
Jim Tankersley, author of The Riches of This Land: The Lies That Scorched Americas Middle Class & the Hard Truths That Can Save It, in conversation with Amy Wang — hosted by Powell's Books, 6 p.m. PT, more info.
Thursday August 20
Lyz Lenz, author of Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women, in conversation with Soraya Chemaly — hosted by Politics & Prose, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Friday, August 21
Authors Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half), Sophie Mackintosh (Blue Ticket), Sue Monk Kidd (The Book of Longings), and Ron Rash (In the Valley), in a panel on immersive fiction — hosted by Penguin Random House's Book Your Summer Live event, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
[Check out the full event listing for Book Your Summer Live here.]
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, editor of When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, in conversation with first poet laureate of the Navajo Nation, Luci Tapahonso — hosted by Collected Works, 6 p.m. MT, more info.
Mike Birbiglia, author The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad, with contributor (and wife) J. Hope Stein, in conversation with Michael Ian Black — hosted by Politics & Prose, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Debora L. Spar, author of Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny with Kara Swisher — hosted by Politics & Prose, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
Adrienne Raphel, author of Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them, in conversation with Bianca Bosker — hosted by Powell's Books, 5 p.m. PT, more info.
Aimee Bender, author of The Butterfly Lampshade, in conversation with Claire Vaye Watkins — hosted by Literati, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Saturday August 22
Authors Talia Hibbert (Take a Hint, Dani Brown); Vanessa Riley (A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby); Farrah Rochon (The Boyfriend Project); and Kennedy Ryan (Queen Move); in a conversation moderated by Christina Tucker — hosted by Harvard Book Store, 4 p.m. ET, more info.
Authors Alexis Henderson (The Year of the Witching); Alma Katsu (The Deep); Josh Malerman (Malorie); Alix Nathan (The Warlow Experiment); and Riley Sager (Home Before Dark) in a panel on horror — hosted by Book Your Summer Live, 1 p.m. ET, more info.
Author/illustrators Pat Dorian (Lon Chaney Speaks), Reza Farazmand (City Monster), Liana Finck (Excuse Me), Deena Mohamed (Shubeik Lubeik), Tom Scioli (Jack Kirby), and David F. Walker (The Life of Frederick Douglass) in a panel on graphic novels and nonfiction, moderated by Chip Kidd — hosted by Book Your Summer Live, 2 p.m. ET, more info.
[Check out the entire Book Your Summer Live event listings here.]