Books Connect Us Live

Virtual Events With Emma Straub, David Grann and More

Books Connect Us Live 5/18-5/31
May 18 2020

As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. We’re compiling the virtual Penguin Random House book events, author Q&A’s and more that are happening each week (EST), and will be updating this page daily. Even if you miss an event streaming live, please check back here and watch the recordings.

See events that took place 3/23-3/29, 3/30-4/5, 4/6-4/12, 4/13-4/19, 4/20-5/3, and 5/4-5/17.

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May 18

May 19

  • Jonathan Karl, author of Front Row at the Trump Show, in conversation with Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth (12PM, Zoom)
  • Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, SXSW event in conversation with with Lila Shapiro of New York Magazine (12PM, Sligo)
  • IG Live with Jenny Sansouci, author of The Rebel’s Apothecary, and Gaby Bernstein (12:40PM, Instagram)
  • The Atlantic presents Book Talk with Barton Gellman, author of Dark Mirror (4PM, Zoom)
  • Launch of Fenway and Hattie in the Wild by Victoria J. Coe (6:30PM, Zoom)
  • Judith Warner, author of And Then They Stopped Talking to Me, in conversation with Beth Coyne, hosted by RJ Julia Booksellers (7PM, Zoom)
  • Laura Hankin, author of Happy and You Know It, in conversation with Claire Fallon of HuffPost and Katharine McGee, hosted by East City Bookshop (7PM, Zoom)
  • Maggie Doherty, author of The Equivalents, with Harvard Book Store (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Glass Hotel, with Los Angeles Times Book Club Community Forum (10PM, Facebook)

May 20

  • Daymond John, author of Powershift, in conversation with Creative Live founder Chase Jarvis (12PM, Creative Live)
  • Penguin Publishing Group and BookTrib present: Author interview series: Emily Henry, author of Beach Read, and Laura Hankin, author of Happy and You Know It (12PM, Facebook)
Laura Hankin & Emily Henry Author Interview

Join us as we speak with Laura Hankin and Emily Henry about their new summer reads, HAPPY & YOU KNOW IT and BEACH READ from Berkley Publishing Group!

Posted by BookTrib on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

May 21

  • David Sibley, author of What It’s Like to Be a Bird, with North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (7PM, YouTube)
  • Esther Safran Foer, author of I Want You to Know We’re Still Here, in conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer, hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage (7PM, Zoom)
  • Nikita Stewart in conversation with the visionary behind Troop 6000, Giselle Burgess (7:30PM, Zoom)

May 22

May 23

May 24

May 25

May 26

  • Solving the Crisis in Working-class America event featuring Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of Tightrope (12:30PM, Zoom)
  • Nancy Thayer, author of Girls of Summer, in conversation with Tim Ehrenberg (5PM, Facebook)
  • Alex Beam, author of Broken Glass, in conversation with Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Washington Post (6PM, Crowdcast)
  • Harvard Bookstore event featuring Elliot Ackerman, author of Red Dress in Black and White (6PM, Crowdcast)
  • McNally Jackson event featuring Ilana Masad, author of All My Mother’s Lovers (7PM, Zoom)
  • Event with An Unlikely Story: Jennifer Dugan, author of Verona Comics, in conversation with Rory Power (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • Sylvan Learning experts Emily Levitt and Cortnee Berrill share at-home learning tips (7PM, Zoom)
  • Meredith Talusan, author of Fairest, in conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon (7:30PM, Zoom)

May 27

May 28

  • Virtual Craft Happy Hour with Jennifer Steil, author of Exile Music (5PM, Zoom)
  • Celebrating LGBTQ Fiction moderated by Michelle Hart, the assistant books editor at Oprah Magazine and featuring Meryl Wilsner, Gabby Rivera, Casey McQuiston and Kacen Callender (6PM, Tickets)
  • Frances Cha, author of If I Had Your Face, live with The Korea Society (6PM, Webcast)
  • Los Angeles Public Library Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Author Panel featuring C. B. Lee will moderate this special panel, which will include authors Jennifer J. Chow, Mia Hopkins, Sarah Kuhn, Jayci Lee, and Suzanne Park (7PM, Zoom)
  • Magic City Books event featuring Elliot Ackerman, author of Red Dress in Black and White (8PM, Zoom)

May 29

May 30

May 31

  • Aisan Author Alliance “Humor in Kidlit” Panel featuring Jessica Kim, author of Stand Up, Yumi Chung!, Gloria Chao, Suzanne Park, Sara Farizan (4:45PM, YouTube)