The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum is a non-profit, nationally-recognized literary event. Author Forum programs carefully match an author and interviewer; their hour-long candid conversation takes place before a live audience at The Kentucky Center in Louisville. The event is taped and distributed by KET, Kentucky Educational Television, and airs as the series “Great Conversations” on PBS member stations across the country.

Recent guests have included Congressman John Lewis, in conversation with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow; Chris Matthews, with E. J. Dionne; Pat Conroy, with Maureen Corrigan. Our 2014-2015 season featured the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philippe de Montebello, with the NYT’s critic Michael Kimmelman; former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, with financial writer James Surowiecki;  soprano Jessye Norman, with Gloria Steinem; trial attorney David Boies, with legal journalist and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

The series was founded by producer Mary Moss Greenebaum in 1996 , and is sponsored by The University of Louisville,  Brown-Forman and The Humana Foundation.

Viewers in other parts of the country should check their local PBS listings; and, if you don’t find the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum’s “Great Conversations,” we hope you’ll ask your local PBS station to carry it.

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Ann Patchett to interview Diane Rehm March 23, 2016

Ann Patchett is the author of six novels, The Patron Saint of LiarsTaftThe Magician’s AssistantBel CantoRun, and State of Wonder. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer, Lucy Grealy, What now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays that examines the theme of commitment.

 Because of the tremendous response to this event, Kentucky Author Forum has arranged for additional general seating in the North Lobby at The Kentucky Center.  The interview will be shown in this location on a wide screen, with live audio feed from the Bomhard Theater. Ticket information can be found here.

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