The NewsHour on Print Book Reviews

Posted by on July 31, 2008 at 10:03 am

I’m a few days behind on this, but thanks to GalleyCat, via the Book Publicity Blog, I’m reminded of the great interview regarding print book reviews, and debate of sorts, on this past Monday’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Steve Wasserman, former editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and Kassia […]

Have Dinner with an Author

Posted by on June 30, 2008 at 11:40 am

One of our favorite events, the Southern Festival of Books returns to Nashville this year at the War Memorial Plaza on October 10-12. This year, festivalgoers will have a unique opportunity to dine with some of the event’s renowned authors at the “Authors in the Round” — it IS Nashville after all — benefit dinner […]

I Believe in Barbecue

Posted by on June 12, 2008 at 9:02 am

Sometimes in bed at night, I’m too tired to continue with the novel on my bedside table (currently the excellent Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles) and all of the piled up magazines are either too old or uninteresting. So I keep a couple of books of essays and short stories nearby so I can […]

A Word on Words 37th Season Begins Taping with Bragg and More

Posted by on June 6, 2008 at 3:53 pm
Author Rick Bragg and John Seigenthaler

John Seigenthaler taped episodes today for what will be the 37th season of his popular NPT book show A Word on Words With John Seigenthaler. Sitting across from John today in Studio A were Rick Bragg, here to discuss his latest memoir The Prince of Frogtown; Joseph Ingle, author of the poignant case against the […]

Seigenthaler to Keynote Clarksville Writers Conference

Posted by on May 27, 2008 at 2:46 pm

John Seigenthaler Sr., veteran journalist and host of NPT’s A Word on Words, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Clarksville Writers’ Conference. Guests at this year’s conference, which takes place July 10 – 12, 2008 in Clarksville, include Tracy Barrett, Sonny Brewer, Leigh Anne Couch, Blas Falconer, Joe Formichella, Suzanne Hudson, Barry Kitterman, […]


Posted by on February 12, 2008 at 10:56 am

Been enjoying THE COMPLETE JANE AUSTEN on NPT? Why not take in a new theatrical adaptation of one of Austen’s most beloved novels? The Belmont University Theatre and Dance Department presents “Pride and Prejudice,” a new adaptation by Jim Jory in the Troutt Theatre. According to the play’s description, “all of the wit and romance […]


Posted by on December 17, 2007 at 10:40 am

Should you feel guilty if your children spend a lot of time in front of the TV? Here’s a book review of Lisa Guernsey‘s Into the Minds of Babes from the Opinion Journal that’s been making the rounds of the office.


Posted by on November 14, 2007 at 5:35 pm

Here’s an easy way to get some holiday shopping done AND support public television AND see Emmylou Harris! From Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18, you can show your support of Television Worth Watching at NPT’s Book Fair at all area Barnes and Noble Bookstores, including the stores at Cool Springs, Opry Mills and […]


Posted by on October 23, 2007 at 8:29 am

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice-President Al Gore received a second Quill award yesterday at the third annual Quill Awards. Gore’s The Assault on Reason won the Quill award for the history/current affairs/politics category — the same award he won in 2006 for his book An Inconvenient Truth. Book of the Year went to […]


Posted by on October 19, 2007 at 2:17 pm

Last week, Vanderbilt University and NPT announced a new strategic partnership. One outcome of that partnership will be a documentary about The Fugitives — an informal club of Vanderbilt professors, students, and alumni that often met in Nashville between 1915 and 1928 to discuss and debate issues of the time. Among them was Robert Penn […]