JULY 27 - JULY 31
27 MONDAY | 7 P.M. William Finnegan will discuss his memoir “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
28 TUESDAY | 7 P.M. Layne Mosler, who writes the Taxi Gourmet blog, will discuss her book “Driving Hungry,” about food and travel, at Politics and Prose.
29 WEDNESDAY | Noon. Lennard Davis, an English professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss his book “Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans With Disabilities Act Gave the Largest U.S. Minority Its Rights” at the National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000.
6:30 P.M. Maggie Messitt, an independent immersion journalist at Ohio University, will discuss her book “The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa” at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-3825.
7 P.M. Paula McLain will read from her novel “Circling the Sun,” about Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly solo east to west across the Atlantic, at Politics and Prose.
30 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. Neely Tucker, a Washington Post reporter, will read from his second Sully Carter mystery, “Murder, D.C.,” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101, Arlington. 703-300-9746.
7 P.M. Tim Weiner, a former New York Times reporter who received the National Book Award for “Legacy of Ashes,” his history of the CIA, will discuss his book “One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon” at Politics and Prose.
31 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Jeff Hobbs will discuss his book “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League,” about his college roommate at Yale, a young scientist who was shot and killed in a Newark drug lab, at Politics and Prose. For more literary events, go to
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