Above is video of the first four readers (battery died on account of the ‘quake; Charles filmed this first). Click “Play” to watch all, “Next” to skip forward, or the small “Insert” screen (to the right of the video time) to see author thumbnails and watch them directly.
Brooklyn-based Siri Hustvedt, the internationally acclaimed author of four essay collections, a book of poetry, a work of nonfiction and six novels, including "The Blazing World" (winner of the LA Book Prize), visits Berkeley Arts & Letters to read from her new novel, "Memories of the Future," about a Midwesterner's first year in NYC in […]
The Bindery hosts Namwali Serpell for the launch of her spectacular debut novel, "The Old Drift," set on the banks of the Zambezi River in a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Three Zambian families--black, white, brown--collide over the course of the 20th century, into the present and beyond, into a richly imagined future. Serpell […]
"The Volunteer," the second novel by National Book Award Finalist Savatore Scibona ("The End"), begins when a small boy speaking an unknown language is abandoned by his father at an international airport. To make sense of this, the story returns to the moment, decades before, when a young Iowan enlists for the Marine Corps to […]