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Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger, author of War and The Perfect Storm, investigates how we overcome trauma and seek something bigger than ourselves.

KAF Guest Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad available today

Nobody could wait for Colson Whitehead’s new book — including Oprah, so here it is, a month early. In a surprise announcement Tuesday morning, Winfrey chose “The Underground Railroad” as the next title for Oprah’s Book Club. Originally set to release on Sept. 13, the novel is available now, the result of an extraordinary plan […]

Announcing our Fall 2016 Season!

We are pleased to announce these author guests in our upcoming 2016-17 season at The Kentucky Center: Sebastian Junger, author of Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Interviewed by TIME Magazine’s Joe Klein Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Interviewer to be announced Tickets on sale July 28, 2016. Sebastian Junger, author of War and The Perfect Storm takes readers […]

Past Forum Guests in the News

James Gleick’s review of ‘The Gene,’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee in the New York Times Book Review. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/15/books/review/the-gene-by-siddhartha-mukherjee.html Mukherjee was Forum guest in 2011- when ‘The Emperor of All Maladies’ was published. “The Garrison Keillor You Never Knew” – A beautiful portrait of this most interesting man. By CARA BUCKLEY http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/19/arts/the-garrison-keillor-you-never-knew.html?_r=0 Garrison Keillor has been a […]

Kentucky Author Forum Guest James Fallows on Kentucky’s FirstBuild

While in town to interview E.J. Dionne, James Fallows visited GE’s FirstBuild for a story in The Atlantic. What was the big idea here? From GE’s point of view, it started with an effort to reduce the “mind-to-market” cycle time, as FirstBuild’s CEO, a longtime GE veteran named Venkat Venkatakrishnan, told me when I visited. […]

Amazing 2015-2016 Seasons Ends with Special Performance Piece

  After an intense and shocking interview where Joe Nocera and Buzz Bissinger discussed the treatment of athletes in the NCAA, Brandon Harrison and Lance Newman stood during the Q&A to deliver their piece “E.S.P.N.” It was a moving tribute to the spirit of the evening and African American athletes in general. Brandon “B. SHATTER” […]

Joe Nocera

Joe Nocera, long-time Business and Opinion writer for the New York Times has just added a regular Times column about the business of sports.

Special offer for Louisville Public Media

Louisville Public Media‘s spring membership drive is on-air right now, and  for one day only (April 13) you could win a ticket package to each of the next three Kentucky Author Forums. You’ll enjoy the interview in the Bomhard Theater and dinner in honor of the author and interviewer immediately after for you and three […]

Diane Rehm

The beloved NPR host speaks about the death (from Parkinson’s) of her husband of 54 years, and her struggle to reconstruct her life without him.

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