JULY 13 - JULY 18
13 MONDAY | 7 P.M. Don Winslow, winner of the Raymond Chandler Award, will read from his novel “The Cartel,” about a drug kingpin who’s transferred from a U.S. to a Mexican prison and the violence that ensues, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
14 TUESDAY | Noon. Charles C.W. Cooke, a staff writer for the National Review, will discuss his book “The Conservatarian Manifesto” at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-789-5229.
7 P.M. Glenn Taylor, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, will read from his novel “A Hanging at Cinder Bottom,” about a gambler who is about to be wrongfully hanged, at Politics and Prose.
15 WEDNESDAY | 7 P.M. Barton Swaim, who
was a speechwriter for then-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, will discuss his book “The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics” at Politics and Prose.
16 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. Joseph LeDoux, a professor of science at New York University’s Center for Neural Sciences, will discuss his book “Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety” at Politics and Prose.
7 P.M. Pulitzer Prize winners Gilbert King, author of “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America”; Diane McWhorter, author of “Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution”; and Taylor Branch, author of “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63”; along with Clarence Jones, an adviser to the
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will discuss the civil rights era at the National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000.
17 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Beatriz Williams will read from her novel “Tiny Little Thing,” about a socialite caught in a scandal in the 1960s, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101, Arlington. 703-300-9746.
18 SATURDAY | 2:30 P.M. Barry Svrluga, a Washington Post sports reporter, will discuss his book “The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season” at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free with Newseum admission.