Writers who have released books over the past year have experienced a fundamentally altered literary landscape – perhaps most importantly, they have lost the ability to venture onto standard book tours, which typically include nationwide reading And includes a series of conversations. While many book lovers are craving for big-name events or casual chat days at indie bookstores, others are enjoying access for the first time. For those who do not live in major cities and college cities, which are destinations for top writers, the epidemic has offered them the ability to experience these events online.
A rash of releases this month – including a much-anticipated return from Kazuo Ishiguro and a major stroke of Sharon Stone’s life in Hollywood and being celebrated with online author conversations. If you choose, you can have some casual cultural discussions at home, on the sofa, with a glass of wine.
‘The Committed’ By Viet Thanh Nguyen
Many readers fell in love with Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The simpathizer, In 2015 There is a long-awaited sequel to the sequel, which continues the story of their Vietnamese-French detective, who is now embroiled in a drug and prostitution ring in Paris in the 1980s. Nguyen will read from the book before a conversation with Luis Alberto Urea, author of “The House of Broken Angels”. The event is produced by the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. March 15, 6 pm; Tickets are $ 5 or $ 30 with a copy of the book. elliottbaybook.com/event/viet-thanh-nguyen
One of Vasant’s most awaited books, and the first release of Ishiguro since he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017, Clara’s story tells “an artificial friend,” in a world where artificial intelligence is meant to serve man Exists and where gloom and suffering reign supreme. Ishiguro will speak with Cameron Bailey, artistic director and co-head of Toronto’s International Film Festival, about adapting his books to the screen. He will also serve as the screenwriter for Ishiguro’s “The Sedest Music in the World” and “The White Countess” films. March 22, 6:30 pm Eastern; Tickets are free for Film Festival members and $ 9.55 for others. tiff.net/events/in-conversation-with-kazuo-ishiguro,
At a time when medical progress is the key to our freedom, Iskeson The profile of the woman leading the team who led the gene-editing tool Crisp takes on divinely timed. This discovery, which can advance the way we treat and treat our diseases to a great extent, as well as presents many ethical questions, is fascinating to investigate, and Dodna Makes for a dynamic hero. Parnassus Books in Nashville will host the author in discussion with the author John Meacham. March 22, 6 pm; Tickets start at $ 38.50, with the option to donate to participate. parnassusbooks.net/event]
‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ By Sharon Stone
Only six years after receiving an Oscar nomination for his performance in “Casino”, Stone experienced a stroke and cerebral bleeding. “The Beauty of Living Twice” recounts her battle to regain her life, connect more deeply with her children and revive her career when many wrote to her. Stone is honest about her struggle after the stroke, the trauma of her childhood, and the black side of Hollywood. March 30, 10 pm Eastern; Tickets are $ 40 with a copy of the book. dominican.extendedsession.com
Greenez wrote his first successful novel, “We love you, charlie freeman, “A surprising look at what freedom really means, with the heartbreaking fictional story of the young daughter of one of the first female physicians in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn. Greenez received the Brian Washington,” Memorial “and” Lott ” As a writer for a discussion organized by the Washington, DC-area bookstore Loyalty Books. The donation will benefit Black Lives Matter DC March 31, 8 pm Eastern; Entry with donations of any size. Loyaltybookstores.com/libertie