Author Archives: Kennedy Petersen

5 Questions with Jim Shepard, Author of The World to Come

City Lights is proud to partner with Zoetrope Magazine in hosting Jim Shepard at Zoetrope Cafe on Friday, March 24th! Jim will be reading from his new book, The World to Come: Stories (published by Knopf). Michael Ray, the managing … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Elif Batuman, Author of The Idiot

City Lights is very excited to welcome award-winning author Elif Batuman to the bookstore on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Elif will be promoting her new novel, The Idiot published by Penguin Press. We asked Elif our five questions. More about … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Tim Z. Hernandez, Author of All They Will Call You

We’re thrilled to be hosting Tim Z. Hernandez this Tuesday at City Lights Bookstore in order to celebrate the recent release of All They Will Call You, Published by University of Arizona Press. Joining Tim will be special guests Margi … Continue reading

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Henry A. Giroux Talks President-Elect, Authoritarianism, and More on CTV News

Author Henry A. Giroux appeared on CTV News last week, to discuss American democracy in the shadow of our new President-Elect. Giroux published his book, America at War with Itself, in September through City Lights. Describing America’s radical division as … Continue reading

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5 Questions with David Sax, Author of The Revenge of Analog

On Tuesday November 15, at 7pm, we’re thrilled to host journalist David Sax at City Lights! He will be discussing his new book, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter from Public Affairs Books. David answered our … Continue reading

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Sam Champion Interviews Reverend Billy on the Weather Channel

In the midst of protesting consumerism and fighting for Earth-conscious justice, Reverend Billy stopped by the Weather Channel for an interview with Sam Champion last month. The Reverend and the Church of Stop Shopping’s choir combat climate change and the … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Rabih Alameddine, Author of The Angel of History

On October 4th, we had the pleasure of hosting Rabih Alameddine at City Lights Bookstore. He discussed and celebrated the recent release of his new novel, The Angel of History from Atlantic Monthly Press. He also answered our five questions. … Continue reading

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5 Questions for Keramet Reiter, Author of 23/7

Please join us on October 25th, at 7pm as we welcome Keramet Reiter to City Lights Bookstore. Keramet, an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, will be in conversation with Keith Wattley about her brand new book, 23/7: … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Alexander Maksik, Author of Shelter in Place

On Wednesday October 5th, 2016 at City Lights, we were thrilled to welcome Alexander Maksik and join him in celebrating his new book, Shelter in Place from Europa Editions. Alexander answered our five questions. More about him, and his answers, … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Okey Ndibe, Author of Never Look an American in the Eye

On Thursday, October 18th at 7pm, we are thrilled to welcome back the acclaimed Okey Ndibe to City Lights Bookstore. Okey will be discussing and celebrating the release of his new book, Never Look an American in the Eye: A … Continue reading

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