The Kentucky Author Forum 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 Kentucky Author Forum

The Kentucky Author Forum

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Leadership in Turbulent Times

Pulitzer-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her book, "Leadership in Turbulent Times," at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on Dec. 6, 2018. Interviewed by A. Scott Berg.

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, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Nurse, details the astonishing scientific discovery of the code to unleashing the human immune system to fight — and possibly even cure — cancer. For decades, scientists have puzzled over one of medicine's most confounding mysteries: Why doesn't our immune system recognize and fight cancer the way it does other diseases, like the common cold? As it turns out, the answer to that question can be traced to a series of tricks that cancer has developed to turn off normal immune responses-tricks that scientists have only recently discovered and learned to defeat. The result is what many are calling cancer's "penicillin moment," a revolutionary discovery in our understanding of cancer and how to beat it.

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

Robert Wright - Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Robert Wright, author of "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment," at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on Nov. 27, 2017; interviewed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. (Photo credit: Barry Munger)

Robert Wright - Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Thomas Friedman - Thank You For Being Late: Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize winning author and columnist, interviewed by U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum on May 8, 2017.

Thomas Friedman - Thank You For Being Late: Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

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.

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