OCT. 5 - 9

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

5 MON­DAY | 7 P.M. Niall Fer­gu­son, a history pro­fes­sor at Har­vard, will dis­cuss his bi­og­ra­phy of Henry Kissinger, “Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Ide­al­ist,” at Ge­orge Washington Univer­sity, Jack Mor­ton Au­di­to­rium, 805 21st St. NW. 202-9947470. $15-$45. Re­view, B6.

6 TUES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Mar­lon James will dis­cuss his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” which was a Washington Post top 10 novel of 2014, in con­ver­sa­tion with Tayla

Bur­ney, pro­ducer at the “Kojo Nnamdi Show,” at

Kramer­books, 1517 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202387-3825.

8 THURS­DAY | 7 P.M. Ben S. Ber­nanke, chair­man of the Fed­eral Re­serve from 2006 to 2014, will dis­cuss his book “The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Cri­sis and Its Af­ter­math” at Sixth and I His­toric Syn­a­gogue, 600 I St. NW. 202408-3100. $20-$45.

9 FRI­DAY | 7 P.M. Patti Smith, a singer­song­writer and poet, will dis­cuss her memoir “M Train” in con­ver­sa­tion with Mau­reen Cor­ri­gan,

book critic for NPR’s “Fresh Air,” at Ge­orge Washington Univer­sity, Lis­ner Au­di­to­rium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. $35.

7 P.M. San­dra Cis­neros, the au­thor of the clas­sic “The House on Mango Street,” will dis­cuss her book “A House of My Own: Sto­ries From My Life” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. For more literary events, go to

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