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KLRU's Overheard Tapings with Katha Pollitt, James Ellroy, Nicholas Kristof & Martin Amis

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Please join KLRU's Overheard with Evan Smith for interviews during the Texas Book Festival. 

DATE: Saturday, October 25th

TIME: Doors open at 11:30am. Tapings take place at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3:15pm. 

GUESTS: Katha Pollitt, James Ellroy, Nicholas Kristof and Martin Amis

LOCATION: KLRU's Studio 6A (map) 

These events are free but an RSVP is required. Please RSVP on the form to the left. One RSVP will grant you admission to all four tapings. You are welcome to come to only one taping. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the taping to gain entrance and wait for the taping to finish before leaving the studio.

Katha Pollitt starts things off at 12pm on October 25:
Katha Pollitt is an award-winning author and columnist for The Nation. Her previous work of essays surrounding feminism, women’s rights, and politics have been compiled into several books including Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism and Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time. Her most recent book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, discusses women’s reproductive rights.

James Ellroy immediately follows at 1pm on October 25: 
James Ellory is an author known for his noir-style crime fiction, primarily set in Los Angeles. Some of his past works have been adapted into Hollywood successes, including the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia. His latest novel, Perfidia, is set in Los Angeles during World War II, as Japanese internment camps begin forming.

Nicholas Kristof immediately follows at 2pm on October 25:
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, Nicholas Kristof is a journalist, author and op-ed columnist for The New York Times. His books, including the best-sellingHalf the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, have all been co-written with his wife Sheryl WuDunn and primarily focus on poverty, health, and human rights in the developing world. His most recent book, co-authored with his wife, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, will be adapted into a documentary coming to PBS in early 2015.

Martin Amis immediately follows at 3:15pm on October 25: 
Martin Amis is a British novelist and non-fiction author. His most famous works include Money, Experience, and London Fields. And in 2008, the UK newspaper The Times named him one of the top 50 greatest British writers since 1945. His latest book, The Zone of Interest, a satire set in World War II, has attracted attention and controversy, especially in Europe.

Special thanks to the Texas Book Festival.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a fifth season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at these tapings during the Texas Book Festival. And don't forget you can watch past episodes anytime at

Earlier Event: October 25
Texas Book Festival
Later Event: October 25
Austin Lit Crawl