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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Remembering writer and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel with this 2000 conversation

 

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”…

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…

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…

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