Pakistan, Afghanistan, Taliban: Weighing the Options With Ahmed Rashid

The final Kentucky Author Forum of the 2011-12 season took place on May 15, 2012 and featured journalist Ahmed Rashid, an authority on the Taliban, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.  Rashid is author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan. A leading journalist in Pakistan, Rashid draws on his keen knowledge of… Continue reading Pakistan, Afghanistan, Taliban: Weighing the Options With Ahmed Rashid

Erik Larson’s Exploration of Hitler’s Berlin

Award-winning writer Erik Larson was the featured guest at the Kentucky Author Forum on April 16, 2012.  He was interviewed by Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR’s newsmagazine, All Things Considered. Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts is the saga of an American father and daughter who in July 1933  found themselves, and the rest… Continue reading Erik Larson’s Exploration of Hitler’s Berlin

Win tickets to see Ahmed Rashid and Clarissa Ward at Kentucky Author Forum

WFPL is proud to sponsor the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Author Forum presentation of Ahmed Rashid and Clarissa Ward on May 15th at the Kentucky Center. Rashid is a journalist and author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is considered the world’s leading authority on the Taliban, and… Continue reading Win tickets to see Ahmed Rashid and Clarissa Ward at Kentucky Author Forum

Win tickets to see Erik Larson and Robert Siegel at Kentucky Author Forum

WFPL is proud to sponsor the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Author Forum presentation of Erik Larson and Robert Siegel on April 16th at the Kentucky Center. Larson is an historical non-fiction author whose new book, In the Garden of Beasts is due out in May. He will be interviewed by senior host of NPR’s All… Continue reading Win tickets to see Erik Larson and Robert Siegel at Kentucky Author Forum

Physics of the Future with Michio Kaku

The Kentucky Author Forum on Feb. 22, 2012, featured Michio Kaku, a leader in the field of theoretical physics, cofounder of string field theory, and author of Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100.  Kaku was interviewed by James Canton, global futurist, social scientist,… Continue reading Physics of the Future with Michio Kaku

The Future of Cancer Treatments with Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D.

Siddhartha Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at Columbia University, and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center, has devoted his life to caring for cancer patients. As a researcher, he runs a laboratory on the forefront of discovering new cancer drugs for leukemia and mylodysplasia.  He spoke about his… Continue reading The Future of Cancer Treatments with Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D.

Rosanne Cash Interviewed by Nick Spitzer: Kentucky Author Forum

Grammy-winner Rosanne Cash has recorded fourteen albums, charting 21 Top-40 country singles and two gold records. For more than three decades she has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music, having moved gracefully from Nashville stardom to critical recognition as a singer-songwriter and author of essays and short stories. A self-portrait written… Continue reading Rosanne Cash Interviewed by Nick Spitzer: Kentucky Author Forum

Win tickets to see Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee at Kentucky Author Forum

WFPL is proud to sponsor the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Author Forum presentation of Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee and Dr. David Scadden on October 13th at the Kentucky Center. Dr. Mukherjee is a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and the author of The Emperor… Continue reading Win tickets to see Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee at Kentucky Author Forum

KAF 04/21/11 – Billy Collins

Poet Billy Collins was the featuerd guest at the Kentucky Author Forum on April 21, 2011.  He was interviewed by Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor.  You can listen to the conversation below. Collins was appointed United States Poet Laureate 2001-2003. He is the author of nine volumes of poetry, including the forthcoming Horoscopes for… Continue reading KAF 04/21/11 – Billy Collins

KAF 02/15/11 – Dr. Eric Kandel

The Kentucky Author Forum on Feb. 15, 2011 featured Dr. Eric Kandel, author of In Search of Memory: the Emergence of a New Science of Mind. Dr. Kandel is a Nobel Prize-winning medical researcher, Professor at Columbia University, and Director of the Kavli Institute for brain science. He has recently been seen on the Charlie Rose Brain Series. Dr. Kandel was interviewed by Jonah Lehrer, a Contributing Editor at Wired and author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist.