Tag Archives: interviews

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

Posted in 5 Questions, Events at City Lights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments

“The Secret of Life,” Lawrence Ferlinghetti Interviewed by Elementary School Student

In the January issue of The New Yick Times, the newspaper by elementary school students at San Francisco’s Yick Wo Elementary School, Lawrence Ferlinghetti was interviewed in his home (photo above) by Penelope Bloom Aprile. The interview took place on … Continue reading

Posted in Books from City Lights Publishers | Tagged , , | Comments

Not Walking Next to the Wall: An Interview with Rachel Aspden

Rachel Aspden is the author of Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East. She will be appearing at City Lights to discuss her work on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. City Lights’ … Continue reading

Posted in Events at City Lights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Not Walking Next to the Wall: An Interview with Rachel Aspden

5 Questions with John Freeman, Editor of Freeman’s: Family

We very glad to welcome back John Freeman to City Lights this week! He’ll be celebrating, along with Garnette Cadogan, the new issue of his anthology of new writing, Freeman’s, published by Grove Press. This second issue, Family, features never-before-published stories, … Continue reading

Posted in 5 Questions, Books & Print Culture, Events at City Lights | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on 5 Questions with John Freeman, Editor of Freeman’s: Family

5 Questions with Carey Perloff, Author of Beautiful Chaos

Carey Perloff‘s book Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater (Published by City Lights Publishers) is San Francisco’s One City One Book in 2016! Carey is the Artistic Director of San Francisco’s acclaimed American Conservatory Theater, as well as an … Continue reading

Posted in 5 Questions, Books from City Lights Publishers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 5 Questions with Carey Perloff, Author of Beautiful Chaos

Maps to the Imaginary: Susan Daitch’s The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir

Adding a fourth novel to her highly-acclaimed bibliography, Susan Daitch takes us on an adventure story like no other in The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir. Named one of Book Riot’s “100 Must-Read Works of Jewish Fiction,” the novel offers a … Continue reading

Posted in Books from City Lights Publishers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Maps to the Imaginary: Susan Daitch’s The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir

Ralph Nader Talks Breaking Through Power and more on Democracy Now!

Ralph Nader appeared on Demorcacy Now! on Monday, September 19th with Amy Goodman. In the interview, Nader talks about the exclusion of third-party candidates from the upcoming first presidential debate, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and his new book, Breaking Through … Continue reading

Posted in Books from City Lights Publishers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ralph Nader Talks Breaking Through Power and more on Democracy Now!

City Lights Author Henry A. Giroux Interviewed by Julian Casablancas for Rolling Stone

Henry A. Giroux is the author of 3 City Lights publications. His newest is America at War With Itself, part of our Open Media Series which is dedicated to publishing books in solidarity with social movements promoting greater freedom, justice, … Continue reading

Posted in Books from City Lights Publishers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on City Lights Author Henry A. Giroux Interviewed by Julian Casablancas for Rolling Stone

Chinaka Hodge Interviews Mona Eltahawy at the Bay Area Book Festival

This past June at the 2016 Bay Area Book Festival, award-winning columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism, Mona Eltahawy, was interviewed by educator, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and City Lights author Chinaka Hodge. The … Continue reading

Posted in Books from City Lights Publishers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Chinaka Hodge Interviews Mona Eltahawy at the Bay Area Book Festival

5 Questions with Stephanie Sauer, Author of The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force

We are always very excited to host events such as the one happening on Thursday, June 23rd at City Lights Books. Stephanie Sauer is in town to present her book The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force, published … Continue reading

Posted in 5 Questions, Events at City Lights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 5 Questions with Stephanie Sauer, Author of The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force