AuthorsLive Podcasts

The AuthorsLive podcasts archive lets you revisit your favorite author talks at Greenwich Library or discover a few that you may have missed as the Library has hosted some noteworthy authors and special guests through the years. The podcast list is in alphabetical order by last name. Listen for yourself:

Greenwich Library and the YWCA Greenwich presented CNBC’s Hedge Fund Specialist Maneet Ahuja to discuss her book The Alpha Masters, which lifts the curtain on the notoriously private $2.1 trillion hedge fund industry.

Art security expert Anthony Amore discussed his book Stealing Rembrandts, the Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists, which he co-authored with investigative reporter Tom Mashberg detailing one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion in losses to museums, galleries, and art collectors annually.

Coleman Andrews is the author of four acclaimed cookbooks, including Catalan Cuisine, which introduced the now-trendy cooking of Catalonia, Adrià’s home region, to American food-lovers. He was most recently the restaurant columnist for Gourmet.

In October, 2014, Jim Bell discussed Greenwich Reads Together selection The Boys in the Boat, from the perspective of an Olympic news producer.

JCC Greenwich and Greenwich Library presented an evening with legendary author Judy Blume for her new novel, In the Unlikely Event, which is a retelling of three real-life passenger plane crashes in the author’s hometown of Elizabeth, N.J. in 1951.

Greenwich Library presented Adam Braun, Greenwich native and Founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise, for debut book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change, which is based on his experiences launching and running an effective nonprofit in a new media world.

Author Geraldine Brooks explores the meaning of faith and religion in everyday life in her newest novel, “The Secret Chord” with Greenwich Library.

Daniel James Brown discusses “The Boys in the Boat”, the 2014 Greenwich Library Greenwich Reads Together community book selection. “The Boys in the Boat” was on bestseller lists across the country, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR.

Bestselling author Thomas Cahill spoke at Greenwich Library for his newly published book, Heretics and Heroes.

Roz is a legendary author and New Yorker cartoonist and an entertaining speaker. This is best to listen to while viewing samples of her work on her website,

Greenwich Library partnered with the Bruce Museum for a talk by Alex Danchev who discussed Cézanne, a major biography of the brilliant work and restless life of Paul Cezanne.

John Dean, a key player in the Nixon administration, discussed his new book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It, which connects the dots between Watergate lore and reality.

Robin Desser, Senior Editor at Knopf, discusses the editing experience on Americanah, the 2015 Greenwich Reads Together book selection. Desser worked closely with author Adiche and shares stories, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes from collaborating with bestselling authors.

Celebrated cookbook author Naomi Duguid discussed her new book, Burma: Rivers of Flavor, which introduces home cooks to vibrant salads, refreshing soups, easy curries, resourceful fish and meat dishes, and more.

Malcolm Stevenson “Steve” Forbes, Jr., the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes, a business magazine, spoke at Greenwich Library about his recently published book Money and a return to the gold standard.

Bestselling Author Richard Ford discusses his latest masterpiece, “Let Me Be Frank With You,” which is an extremely funny odyssey, showcasing the maturity and brilliance of a great writer working at the top of his talents.

Greenwich Library welcomed best-selling author Emily Giffin to discuss her latest book, Where We Belong, which is an unforgettable tale of two women and the secret that binds them together and its impact on the lives of those closest to them.

James Gladstone spoke at Greenwich Library about his new book ‘The Man Who Seduced Hollywood: The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer’ .

Best-selling author Jane Green discussed her latest book, Another Piece of My Heart with Greenwich Library. The book follows Andi, who has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she’s finally found him.

This Panel Discussion Race, Identity, and Perception in the novel, “Americanah” includes Dr. Mark Christian, Professor and Chair, Dept. of African and African American Studies, Lehman College – CUNY, moderates a panel examining the issues of race, identity, and perception in Americanah. Panelists include Dr. David Canton, Interim Dean and Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College; Ben Talton, Associate Professor of History, Temple University; and Dr. Tracey Walters, Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Africana Studies, Stony Brook – SUNY.

Greenwich Library presented New York Times best-selling author Andrew Gross as he launched his most recent thriller, 15 Seconds.

New York Times best-selling author Andrew Gross speaks about his latest book, Reckless, which skillfully weaves murder, suspense, and romance as former detective Ty Hauck uncovers an insidious global conspiracy aimed at the financial markets of America and the world.

Matthew Guerrieri, the Boston Globe music critic, visited Greenwich Library to discuss his book The First Four Notes, in which Guerrieri reaches back before Beethoven’s time to examine what might have influenced him in writing his Fifth Symphony, and has, in turn, asserted its influence.

Award winning actress and best-selling cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey shares her expertise on Indian cuisine as she discusses her latest book, At Home with Madhur Jaffrey.

Greenwich Library presented Greenwich resident Claude Johnson, author of Black Fives: The Alpha Physical Culture Club’s Pioneering African American Basketball Team, 1904-1923 Formed in 1904, the Alpha Physical Culture Club of Harlem was America’s first African American athletic club.

Two award-winning authors with newly released novels, Maggie Shipstead and Susanna Kaysen speak about their new books and their writing process at Greenwich Library.

Sam Kean is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Disappearing Spoon” and “The Violinist’s Thumb”. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Psychology Today, and The New Scientist and three books which discuss scientific discoveries in a narrative style.

Piper Kerman spoke at Greenwich Library about her new book, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, the inspiration for the Netflix TV Series.

Bestselling southern author Sue Monk Kidd speaks about her writing process and her latest book, The Invention of Wings, at Greenwich Library. Kidd is best known for her novel, The Secret Life of Bees.

Dr. Mark Lachs discusses aging and healthcare ageism in his bestselling book on aging, “Treat Me, Not My Age.”. Dr. Lachs is Co-chief of Geriatrics at NY Presbyterian Hospital and Director of Cornell’s Center for Aging Research, where he has pioneered and authored a multitude of research studies.

In Election Matters: The State of Voting in 2016, learn about the complexity of voting in the U.S. with Connecticut’s top election officials and leading advocates on both sides of the issue.

Emily St. John Mandel stopped by the Library on Wednesday, Oct. 26th as the featured event of the 2016 Greenwich Reads Together program, about her book ‘Station Eleven.’

Authors Claire Messud and Jenny Offill eloquently and repeatedly explore a woman’s concept of self with piercing insight. The two authors discussed their latest novels and their writing process at Greenwich Library.

Norris Church Mailer shares her beautifully written, deeply personal memoir, A Ticket to the Circus.

Two award-winning debut novelists, Madeline Miller and Karen Engelmann presented their works of historical fiction. Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles and Karen Engelmann is the author of her dazzling debut, The Stockholm Octavo.

AuthorsLive presented British author Jojo Moyes for her New York Times bestseller, Me Before You, which is a literary heart breaker that asks, “Whatever happened to the girl you left behind?” and the inspiration behind the hit movie.

Greenwich Library presented Eli Neiberger, author of Gamers…In the Library?!, who spoke on satire and commentary on digital media and ‘The Death of the Public Library as we Know it.’

Bob and Cortney Novogratz spoke at Greenwich Library on November 29, 2012.

Heralded short-story writer, Julie Orringer, spoke about her debut novel, The Invisible Bridge, at Greenwich Library.

Maritime historian Lincoln Paine, author of “The Sea and Civilization,” who is an entertaining speaker with a wealth of knowledge on maritime history around the world spoke with Greenwich Library.

Greenwich Library and the India Cultural Center of Greenwich presented veteran journalist Anita Raghavan, author of The Billionaire’s Apprentice, which was short-listed for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.

Helen Simonson’s discusses with Greenwich Library her new novel and her writing process of “The Summer Before the War” is a beautifully plotted novel set in East Sussex in the late summer of 1914.

After more than a decade of penning bestsellers in her KEY News Thriller series, author Mary Jane Clark has written a new novel, To Have and to Kill, the inaugural book in the Wedding Cake Mysteries series.

Greenwich Library presented biographer Bob Spitz who shared Dearie, which is an entertaining, all-out adventure story of one of our most fascinating and beloved figures, Juila Child.

Sally Bedell Smith spoke at Greenwich Library about her latest biography, Elizabeth the Queen, and her writing process.

David Stockman, author of The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, which focuses on a point that politics and special interests are undermining the foundations of our democracy and making fools of us all.

Presidential biographer Michael Takiff discussed his latest book, A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him, at the Greenwich Library.

In ‘A Gentleman in Moscow,’ Amor Towles returns with an impressive book that embodies the style and spirit of Russia’s Golden Age of literature.

Critically acclaimed debut novelist Amor Towles spoke at Greenwich Library about his first published “unabashedly romantic” novel, Rules of Civility, which was a New York Times bestseller.

Author Jay R. Tunney shared his personal observations of an unlikely friendship between a heavyweight boxing champion and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright in his book, The Prize Fighter and the Playwright.

Veteran actor Robert Wagner discusses his newly released book, “You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age,” an affectionate recollection of early Hollywood.

Acclaimed author Janet Wallach visited Greenwich Library to discuss her book, The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age, a captivating biography of Hetty Green, America’s first female tycoon, the iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time.

Greenwich Library presented Beatriz Williams, author of A Hundred Summers, who discussed her latest book and her writing process.

Beatriz Williams visited Greenwich Library to discuss her debut novel, Overseas, set during World War I France and modern day New York.

Olympic Winklevoss rowing brothers speak about the sport of rowing and the influences of their coaches vis a vis The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Part of Greenwich Reads Together 2014.

Callie Wright is the author of “Love All” in which the beloved matriarch of the Obermeyer family, Joanie, dies unexpectedly in her sleep, all three generations of the family are, for the first time, living under one roof and quickly encroaching on one another’s fragile orbits.