what’s playing now

      Graver Capital Management

      Seminary Co-op Bookstores


      Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman

      Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman ended after six years and dozens of authors on June 13, 2011 at noon.

      The Final Program Featured

      Jonathan Messinger of TimeOut Chicago
      Elizabeth Taylor of the Chicago Tribune
      Tom Flynn of Seminary Co-Op Books

      • What to read this summer and why
      • What to pre-order for Fall
      • The future of book-buying
      • The fuss about E-Books and E-Readers
      • ...and any other literary topic of note

      About the show

      Chicago's "most prestigious" author interview series was inaugurated in September 2004. Since then, dozens of internationally-acclaimed writers have come to Chicago to participate in the hour-long live interview, now taped in its new location at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center.

      Each taped interview is free and open to the public, and is then broadcast on 98.7WFMT on the Sunday following the live event. Broadcasts begin at noon.

      Last Season's Interviews

      September 23: Season Six Opener:
      Pulitzer-prize winner Richard Russo

      (broadcast Sunday, September 27)

      October 22: Sherman Alexie, War Dances
      (broadcast Sunday, October 25)

      November 19: Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry
      (broadcast Sunday, November 29)

      January 14: Ha Jin, A Good Fall
      (broadcast Sunday, January 17)

      February 11: Wells Tower, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
      (broadcast Sunday, February 14)

      March 11: Lionel Shriver, So Much For That
      (broadcast Sunday, March 14)

      April 22: Peter Carey, Parrot & Olivier in America
      (broadcast Sunday, April 25)

      May 20: Jane Smiley, Private Life
      (broadcast Sunday, May 23)

      June 10: A Conversation about the Future, Jonathan Messenger (Time Out), Elizabeth Taylor (Chicago Tribune) and Tom Flynn (Seminary Co-Op bookstore)
      (broadcast Sunday, June 13)

      Past Authors

      Monica Ali
      Martin Amis
      Alaa Al Aswany
      Andrea Barrett
      Russell Banks
      Eric Bogosian
      Augusten Burroughs
      Peter Carey
      Susanna Clarke
      Michael Cunningham
      Edwidge Danticat
      Junot Diaz
      Bret Easton Ellis
      Nathan Englander
      Louise Erdrich
      Jonathan Safran Foer
      Mary Gaitskill
      Julia Glass
      Adam Gopnik
      Aleksandar Hemon
      Alice Hoffman
      Margo Jefferson
      Edward P. Jones
      Elizabeth Kostova
      Anne Lamott
      Michael Lowenthal
      Frank McCourt
      Jay McInerney
      James McManus
      Sue Miller
      Anchee Min
      Sena Jeter Naslund
      Susan Orlean
      Ann Packer
      Arthur Phillips
      Richard Price
      Francine Prose
      Elizabeth Smiley
      Elizabeth Strout
      Manil Suri
      Barry Unsworth
      David Wroblewski