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An Evening with Kara Swisher & Mary Barra

Award-winning journalist, author, and podcaster, Kara Swisher's new memoir, Burn Book: A Tech Love Story, is an insider’s tale of success, failure, hubris, and optimism.

Announcing the PBS Books Readers Club!

Each month, we will select fascinating reads that pair perfectly with the themes viewers love to watch on PBS. The PBS Books Readers Club monthly digital-first series will bring its members into conversations behind the stories of your favorite books & shows, including interviews with your favorite authors and PBS personalities.

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"You Are Here" Author Talk with Ada Limón

National Director of PBS Books, Heather-Marie Montilla and Ada Limón discuss her recently published anthology You Are Here: Poetry In The Natural World, a collection of fifty poems that reflect on our relationship to the natural world by contemporary writers.

What is the PBS Books Readers Club?

Find that next great read, or just enjoy the company of other book fanatics! You can even submit your questions for featured authors, and they may be asked and answered on the series!

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"The Queen of Sugar Hill" Author Talk with ReShonda Tate

National Director of PBS Books, Heather-Marie Montilla, chats with bestselling author ReShonda Tate to explore the legacy of one of Hollywood’s icons—Hattie McDaniel—through her new historical fiction novel, “The Queen of Sugar Hill.”

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Author Talk with Cheryl Wills

PBS Books host Heather-Marie Montilla sits down with author and journalist Cheryl Wills to discuss her book Isn’t Her Grace Amazing! The Women Who Changed Gospel Music.

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"Sorry Snail" Author Talk with Tracy Subisak

Join us for a fantastic conversation with PBS Books National Director Heather-Marie Montilla and author and illustrator Tracy Subisak, discussing her children's book Sorry Snail.

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"Housewife: Author Talk with Lisa Selin Davis

PBS Books National Director Heather-Marie Montilla is joined by journalist and author Lisa Selin Davis to chat about her latest book Housewife: Why Women Still Do It All and What To Do Instead. 

The Magic of Masterpiece

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"Endeavour" Filmmaker Talk with Charlotte Webber

PBS Books was thrilled to host a conversation about MASTERPEICE’s final season of Endeavour with producer Charlotte Webber. Hear insights into the making of the ninth season and about what you can expect to see as the series comes to an end. 

With characters from Colin Dexter’s books, Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse and Roger Allam as Fred Thursday returning for the ninth and final season of the critically acclaimed detective drama Endeavour. Set in the early 70s in Oxford, the final season finds Endeavour Morse and Fred Thursday entering a new era.

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"Sanditon” Filmmaker Talk with Justin Young

PBS Books, in partnership with MASTERPIECE, sits down with Justin Young, who is the Head Writer and Executive Producer for Season 2 and 3 of Sanditon.

About Sanditon: 
Nineteenth century English writer Jane Austen was a trailblazer and a social changer. In early 1817, she fell ill with a mysterious disease when she started work on a novel set in a seaside town called Sanditon. She never finished it. MASTERPIECE introduced its Sanditon mini-series in 2020, picking up Austen’s setting, characters, and plot. While taking us on an amazing adventure in the 19th century with Miss Heywood, the series also explores issues of race, sexual abuse, gender roles, money, and power.

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“Grantchester” Filmmaker Talk with Daisy Coulam

PBS Books, in collaboration with MASTERPIECE, hosts a conversation with creator, writer, and executive producer of Grantchester, Daisy Coulam, to discuss Season 8 of Grantchester.

Originally based on a series of books by James Runcie, Grantchester has become a summer viewing staple. Set in Cambridgeshire, vicar Will Davenport and detective Geordie Keating continue to solve mysteries and fight crime. Gain insights into Daisy’s writing process and the riveting 8th season of Grantchester.

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"All Creatures Great and Small" Filmmaker Talk with Ben Vanstone

Join PBS Books for a conversation with Ben Vanstone, Writer and Executive Producer of MASTERPIECE’s All Creatures Great and Small. 

As the writer and Executive Producer, Vanstone will discuss and examine the adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small, the timeless story written by James Herriot. All Creatures Great and Small Season 3 is filled with compassion, trials, and triumph in the Yorkshire Dales. Tag along on adventures with Siegfried Farnon, Tristan Farnon, Mrs. Hall, and more as James and Helen prepare for a wedding! Will Tristan earn Siegfried’s approval? How will James fair with local farmers? Look back with us on this Season 3 preview filled with more adventures, more antics, and more animals!