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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 upcoming season will include Philippe de Montebello, with Michael Kimmelman and soprano Jessye Norman, with Gloria Steinem.

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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Jessye Norman

The Met Guild will honor beloved opera star Jessye Norman in November with “Brava, Jessye” luncheon. Earlier that week Ms. Norman will be interviewed by Gloria Steinem at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, who shared an energetic discussion of his book Outliers: the Story of Success, with Dan Pink at a 2009 Kentucky Author Forum is aiming to race the 5th Avenue Mile in under 5 minutes. Read the story in…

Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright looks into the 28 pages missing- and still considered “highly classified” –  from the report of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks.  Read his article in The New Yorker. Lawrence Wright is the author of the Pulitzer…

john lewis, rachel maddow,

Tom Heintjes is the editor of Hogan’s Alley, a journal that explores the history and influence of comics and cartoonists, and writes articles such as “Crossing the Color Line (in Black and White): Franklin in Peanuts,” and “Flannery O’Connor: Cartoonist.”…

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