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Colson Whitehead, “The Underground Railroad” @ Politics and Prose

In his sixth novel—the latest Oprah’s Book Club pick—Whitehead recreates the brutal antebellum south, following Cora as she escapes from slavery on a Georgia cotton plantation, killing a young white man in the process,...

Colum McCann “TransAtlantic” @ Politics and Prose

In TransAtlantic, Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin, weaves a web of stories, times, histories, and fictions between Ireland and America, charting early pilots in a...

Alice McDermott “Someone” @ Politics and Prose

The seventh novel from the National Book Award-winning author of Charming Billy is a moving story of an ordinary everywoman. Marie grows up in an Irish neighborhood of Brooklyn and encounters a self-described “amadan,”...

Roxane Gay talks “Hunger” and “Not That Bad” in DC @ Politics and Prose

Roxane Gay discusses her books, “Hunger” and “Not That Bad”, at a Politics and Prose event at Sixth and I on 6/13/18. Roxane Gay is one of our most important cultural critics. She is...

Francisco Cantú , “The Line Becomes a River” (w/ Elliot Ackerman) @ Politics and Prose

Francisco Cantú discusses his memoir, “The Line Becomes a River” with Elliot Ackerman at Politics and Prose at The Wharf on 2/15/18. A third-generation Mexican-American, Cantú was raised near the U.S.-Mexico border, earned a...

Tommy Orange, “There, There” @ Politics and Prose

Tommy Orange discusses his book, “There, There” at Politics and Prose at the Wharf on 6/25/18. Orange’s eagerly anticipated debut novel introduces both a powerfully original literary voice and tells a story that’s long...

James Wood, “Upstate” @ Politics and Prose

James Wood discusses his novel, “Upstate”, at Politics and Prose on 6/8/18. In his second foray into fiction, Wood, The New Yorker’s book critic since 2007, follows up his 2003 The Book against God...

Megan Abbott, “Give Me Your Hand” @ Politics and Prose

Megan Abbott discusses her novel, “Give Me Your Hand” at Politics and Prose on 7/17/18. Abbott’s You Will Know Me appeared on many of 2016’s Best Of lists, and now the Edgar Award-winning writer...

George Pelecanos, “The Man Who Came Uptown” @ Politics and Prose

George Pelecanos discusses his novel, “The Man Who Came Uptown”, at Politics and Prose on 9/9/18. In some twenty mystery-thrillers, Pelecanos has created unforgettable and utterly human characters, placed them in situations offering no...

David Grann, “Killers Of The Flower Moon” | @ Politics and Prose

From 1921 to 1926 at least two dozen people were killed in and near Oklahoma. Most victims belonged to the Osage Indian Nation, which had recently gained affluence after the discovery of oil on...

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