President Obama’s Summer Reading List Features The Sixth Extinction

August 13, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter reported that President Obama brought alongThe Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert on his extended late-summer holiday on Martha’s Vineyard — he arrived on Aug. 7 and he’s staying until Aug. 23.

Elizabeth Kolbert wins the Pulitzer Prize

April 20, 2015

Elizabeth Kolbert won this year's Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction for her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.

Elizabeth Kolbert Longlisted for 2015 PEN Literary Awards

March 24, 2015

Elizabeth Kolbert, Teju Cole, Phil Klay, Claudia Rankine and many others have been longlisted for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards.

James Beard Nomination for Liquid Intelligence

March 24, 2015

Congratulations to Dave Arnold of Booker & Dax on his James Beard nomination for LIQUID INTELLIGENCE: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail (W.W. Norton).

Lev Grossman at Time calls Barry Strauss “A Deft Portraitist”

March 16, 2015

Lev Grossman of Time writes of The Death of Caesar by Barry Strauss:

“[A] compelling, clarifying account of one of history’s most dramatic assassinations…Strauss deploys his sources judiciously: he explains their biases and blind spots and when and how they disagree…Although he’s an academic, Strauss has, like Caesar, the common touch: he conveys the complexity of late republican Roman politics while keeping up a lively pace. He’s also a deft portraitist. Roman history can read like an endless parade of marble statues, but in The Death of Caesar, the players are all vibrant individuals, and none more so than Caesar himself.” Lev Grossman, Time

Beautiful Wall Street Journal review of The Death of Caesar

March 15, 2015

Rave Ides of March review by Greg Woolf in the Wall Street Journal of Barry Strauss's The Death of Caesar: "The last bloody day of the Republic has never been painted so brilliantly."

Barry Strauss dispels the myths of the Ides on NPR’s “The Takeaway”

March 13, 2015

Barry Strauss discussed the many myths (including that the phrase "Beware the Ides of March" was ever uttered to warn Caesar about his imminent assassination) about the Ides of March with John Hockenberry earlier today on NPR's "The Takeaway."

Eric Schlosser in The New Yorker

March 09, 2015

Eric Schlosser, author of Command and Control, has a piece featured on the cover of this week's New Yorker about how a handful of pacifists and nuns exposed the vulnerability of America's nuclear-weapons sites.

The Paris Review features the latest work of 2015 Whiting Award winners

March 05, 2015

The Paris Review ran excerpts of the latest work of all ten 2015 Whiting Award winners this evening in a special post in The Daily:

2015 Whiting Award winners announced

March 05, 2015

The 2015 Whiting Award winners were announced tonight at a ceremony at the New York Historical Society, where award-winning author Andrew Solomon gave special remarks.

For a full list of the winners and their bios:

Ken Shropshire on Marketplace

February 19, 2015

Wharton's Kenneth Shropshire spoke about the need for diversity in sports leadership this morning on Marketplace.

Second City’s Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton on Morning Joe

February 03, 2015

Yes, And co-authors Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton discussed the power of improv off the stage with Joy Behar and Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe this morning.—the-benefits-of-improv-392952387664

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