Author Series

Members of the Patron Network are invited to attend our annual Author Series, presented since 1994 in partnership with The New York Society Library.

Current Patrons can contact us to learn more or to suggest authors they would love for us to include in our Author Series via our dedicated Patron line 212.560.2828 or email us at

2016 Season (In Progress)

  • A.E. Hotchner on Hemingway in Love: His Own Story
  • Stacy Schiff on The Witches: Salem, 1692
  • Erik Larson on Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

2015 Season

  • John Lahr on Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
  • Caroline Moorehead on Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France
  • Michael Korda on Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

2014 Season

  • Susan Minot on Thirty Girls
  • Colum McCann on TransAtlantic

2013 Season

  • Robert A. Caro on The Year of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power
  • Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

2012 Season

  • Bill Moyers on Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues
  • Leymah Gbowee on Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
  • Robert Massie on Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

2011 Season

  • Stacy Schiff on Cleopatra: A Life
  • Robert D. Putnam on American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us
  • Annette Gordon-Reed on Andrew Johnson

2010 Season

2009 Season

2008 Season

  • Molly O’Neil on American Food Writing
  • Laurence Bergreen on Marco Polo: Venice to Xanadu
  • Ralph Baruch on Television Tightrope: How I Escaped Hitler, Survived CBS, and Fathered Viacom
  • Walter Isaacson on Einstein

2007 Season

  • Andrew Delbanco on Melville
  • Rafe Esquith on Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire
  • Elizabeth Gilbert on Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
  • Paul Rusesabagina on An Ordinary Man
  • Nathaniel Philbrick on Mayflower

2006 Season

  • Edmund Morris on Beethoven: The Universal Composer
  • Hazel Rowley on Tête-à-Tête
  • Robert A. Caro on The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate
  • Zlata Filipovic on Zlata’s Diary
  • Peter Kramer on Against Depression