September 24, 2019
Donna Harrington-Lueker’s Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading draws upon letters, diaries, archival materials, and an array of nineteenth-century popular novels set at summer resorts, to show how the practice of light summer reading (AKA the “beach read”) takes shape in the nineteenth century. In addition to this book, her academic work has appeared in the Keats-Shelley Journal, Journalism History, and Nineteenth Century Studies.
October 24, 2019
Teju Cole is a novelist, photographer, critic, curator, and the author of five books. He was the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine from 2015 until 2019. He is currently the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard. Born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, he was raised in Lagos and currently lives in Cambridge, MA.
November 7, 2019
Lise Funderburg’s books include Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity, Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, and Apple, Tree: Writers on their Parents. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, National Geographic, and elsewhere.