Conversations with Authors - James McBride (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Wednesday, July 29th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

James McBride

in conversation with Susan Orlean


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.

 

James McBride’s Deacon King Kong was already one of the most celebrated novels of the year when it was selected by Oprah Winfrey as her Oprah Book Club Pick. “In a moment when our country roils with righteous anger and grief,” Oprah says, “Deacon King Kong reminds us that when we come together as a community in compassion and empathy, our love triumphs.”

James is an award-winning author, musician, and screenwriter. His landmark memoir, The Color of Water, published in 1996, has sold millions of copies and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list. Considered an American classic, it is read in schools and universities across the United States. His debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna, was turned into a 2008 film by Oscar-winning writer and director Spike Lee, with a script written by James. His 2013 novel, The Good Lord Bird, about American abolitionist John Brown, won the National Book Award for Fiction and will be a Showtime limited series in fall 2020 starring Ethan Hawke.

Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including The Library Book, Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which inspired the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. She lives with her family and her animals in upstate New York.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

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Staff Pick Badge
Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735216723
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

Five-Carat Soul Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735216709
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 25th, 2018

Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983739
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - November 1st, 2016

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594481925
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2006

The Good Lord Bird: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632785
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - August 5th, 2014

Song Yet Sung Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594483509
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - January 6th, 2009

Miracle at St. Anna Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573229715
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2003

The Library Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781439190142
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 9th, 2012

Saturday Night Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781451660982
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 16th, 2011

The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780449003718
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - January 4th, 2000

The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375758638
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 8th, 2002

My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812974874
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 11th, 2005