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
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
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
Futurist Dr. James Canton says the future will be driven by innovation related to alternative fuels—which sounds like welcome news, given the rising price of gas and questions about the world’s fuel supply. Dr. Canton has been predicting key trends shaping our world for over 30 years and is the author of The Extreme Future:… Continue reading Dr. James Canton Predicts the Future Will Hinge on Alternative Fuels
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.
Singer, songwriter and author Rosanne Cash will be in Louisville tonight to participate in the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Author Forum. Cash will discuss her New York Times best-selling memoir Composed, recently published in paperback, in which she writes about growing up as the daughter of Johnny Cash and forging her own musical career. “People… Continue reading Rosanne Cash Returns To Louisville For KAF
WFPL is proud to sponsor the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Author Forum presentation of Garrison Keillor and former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins on April 21st at the Kentucky Center. UPDATE: The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Denise Baytree of Louisville – the winner of the tickets! Watch for another contest soon. Register now… Continue reading Win Tickets to See Garrison Keillor and Billy Collins at the Kentucky Author Forum
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