John Glenn at the Kentucky Author Forum

John Glenn at the Kentucky Author Forum

            The former astronaut and senator passed away December 8th.  Here, the author of the autobiography John Glenn: A Memoir, was interviewed by Lou Dobbs, CEO of Space.com. This is a KET production taped at The Kentucky…

John Lewis and Colson Whitehead win National Book Awards

John Lewis and Colson Whitehead win National Book Awards

            The 67th National Book Awards were presented on Nov. 16 in New York City, where authors of fiction, nonfiction, young people’s literature and poetry convened to celebrate the art of writing.  

Buzzfeed's Isaac Fitzgerald to interview Colson Whitehead on December 5th

Buzzfeed’s Isaac Fitzgerald to interview Colson Whitehead on December 5th

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He is the editor of BuzzFeed Books and co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink:…

Sebastian Junger and Joe Klein salute local vets

Sebastian Junger and Joe Klein salute local vets

The Kentucky Author Forum featuring Sebastian Junger and Joe Klein, focusing on Junger’s new book TRIBE  had a picture made at the end of the interview of all in audience who had served their country in the military.  What a…

KAF Guest Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad available today

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…

Announcing our Fall 2016 Season!

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,…

Remembering writer and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel with this 2000 conversation

Remembering writer and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel with this 2000 conversation

 

Past Forum Guests in the News

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

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

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…