Isabel Allende and Madeline Miller

Best-selling authors Isabel Allende and Madeline Miller in conversation. They discuss literature, gender issues, humanitarianism, and other timely topics.

Michael R. Jackson and Ari Shapiro

Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Michael R. Jackson and NPR's Ari Shapiro, host of All Things Considered, discuss American theater, music, racial issues, and other timely topics.

Erik Larson and Amor Towles

Best-selling authors Erik Larson and Amor Towles discuss history, research, and the craft of writing.

Franklin Foer and Malcolm Nance

Writers Franklin Foer and Malcolm Nance discuss politics, the upcoming 2020 election and more.

Ann Patchett and Dani Shapiro

Authors Ann Patchett and Dani Shapiro discuss books, writing, and these challenging times.

Chuck Rosenberg and David Frum

MSNBC political analyst Chuck Rosenberg and The Atlantic columnist David Frum discuss politics and government during these challenging times, and much more.

Coming Soon: "Great Podversations," from the Kentucky Author Forum

The Kentucky Author Forum podcast has a new sound, and a new name: Great Podversations. This interview podcast will feature carefully matched pairs of nationally recognized writers in the kind of thoughtful and candid conversations you have come to expect from Kentucky Author Forum. Our guest authors and experts will discuss literature, politics, history, economics, science, and culture, and every episode will be introduced by NPR's Robert Siegel. Watch for our first new episode. which features MSNBC political analyst Chuck Rosenberg in conversation with The Atlantic columnist David Frum. These two experts will discuss politics and government during these challenging times, and much more.

Admiral James Stavridis - Sailing True North

Today's guest is Admiral James Stavridis, a retired four-star officer in the U.S. Navy. His book, Sailing True North, explores ten famous admirals and the profound influence on history through their leadership and character. Stavridis is interviewed by NPR special correspondent Melissa Block. This conversation was recorded on December 16, 2019 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

Dani Shapiro - Inheritance

Dani Shapiro, author of "Inheritance," at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on Sept 25, 2019; interviewed by NPR's Robert Siegel.

David McCraw—Truth In Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

David McCraw, the deputy general counsel at the New York Times, talks about his book "Truth In Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts" where he recounts his experiences as a top newsroom lawyer during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations. He's interviewed by former DEA Administrator and current MSNBC legal analyst Chuck Rosenberg, in this conversation recorded on May 14, 2019.

David McCraw—Truth In Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

Charles Graeber - The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer

Charles Graeber discusses his book, "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer," at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on Nov. 15, 2018. Interviewed by Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD.

Charles Graeber - The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer

Casey Gerald - There Will Be No Miracles Here

Casey Gerald discusses his memoir, "There Will Be No Miracles Here," at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on Oct. 25, 2018. Interviewed by CNN contributor Van Jones.

John Feinstein - The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup

Sports writer John Feinstein discusses his book, "The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup" at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on Sept. 20, 2018. Interviewed by Mike Tirico of NBC Sports.

Malcolm Nance - The Plot to Hack America

Counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance, author of "The Plot to Hack America," at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on April 5, 2018. Interviewed by Ned Price of National Security Action.

David Frum - Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

David Frum discusses his book, "Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic," at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on Jan. 31, 2018. Interviewed by David Jolly.

Masha Gessen - The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Masha Gessen discusses her latest book, "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia," at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on 12/19/17. Interviewed by Clarissa Ward.

Masha Gessen - The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Joseph Stiglitz: The Euro, The Great Divide, The Price of Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner in Economics, interviewed by Rana Foroohar at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on April 13, 2017.

P.J. O'Rourke - How the Hell Did This Happen?

P.J. O'Rourke discusses his book, "How the Hell Did This Happen? The 2016 Presidential Election," at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on March 20, 2017. Interviewed by Robert Siegel of National Public Radio.

Colson Whitehead - The Underground Railroad

Hour-long interview of Colson Whitehead at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on Dec. 5, 2016. Interviewed by Buzzfeed's Isaac Fitzgerald.

Sebastian Junger - Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Sebastian Junger, author of War and The Perfect Storm, discusses his latest book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, with journalist Joe Klein at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on Sept 21, 2016.

Joe Nocera - Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA

Joe Nocera at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on April 18, 2016. Interviewed by Buzz Bissinger.

Joe Nocera - Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA

Diane Rehm: On My Own

Diane Rehm interviewed by Ann Patchett at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on March 23, 2016.

The Avenue of Mysteries: John Irving at Kentucky Author Forum 11/10/15

The Avenue of Mysteries: John Irving at Kentucky Author Forum 11/10/15 by Kentucky Author Forum

David Boies: Proposition 8 and the Legal Battle for Marriage Equality

David Boies is a distinguished American trial lawyer who has litigated some of the highest profile cases in recent history. His recent book, "Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality," offers a dramatic and up-close account of his arguments, and ultimate triumph, in the landmark Supreme Court case which struck down Proposition 8, reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California. In this University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum event dated 3/24/15, Boies was interviewed by Jeffrey Toobin, legal journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker, senior analyst for CNN, and author of "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court."