OCT. 20 – 24
20 TUESDAY | 7 P.M. Joe Klein, a Time magazine columnist and the author of “Primary Colors,” will discuss his book “Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
21 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Bill Clegg, author of the memoir “Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man,” will read from his novel “Did You Ever Have a Family,” about a woman coping with family loss, at Busboys and Poets (Brookland), 625 Monroe St. NE. 202-636-7230.
6:30 P.M. David Locke Hall, a former naval intelligence officer, will discuss his book “CRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate” at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-3825.
22 THURSDAY | Noon. Jeff Faux, the founding president of the Economic Policy Institute, will discuss his book “The Servant Economy: Where America’s Elite Is Sending the Middle Class” at the Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
6:30 P.M. Ishmael Beah will read from his novel “Radiance of Tomorrow,” Saladin Ambar will read from his book “Malcolm X at Oxford Union,”
Geffrey Davis will read from his poetry collection “Revising the Storm” and Brian Gilmore will read from his book “We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters” at Busboys and Poets (Brookland). Each is a nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
6:30 P.M. Tiphanie Yanique will read from her book “Land of Love and Drowning,” Laila Lalami from her novel “The Moor’s Account,” Charles E.
Cobb from “This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed”
and “King RogerMe” at Reeves Busboys from and his Poets, poetry 2021 collection14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Each is a nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
7 P.M. A Conversation with novelist Judy Blume led by Diane Kresh of the Arlington Public Library at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-6321. 703-228-6200.
23 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Colum McCann, the National Book Award-winning author of “Let the Great World Spin,” will read from his fiction collection “Thirteen Ways of Looking” at Politics and Prose.
24 SATURDAY | 3:30 P.M. Dan Jones, whose British histories include “The Plantagenets” and “The Wars of the Roses,” will discuss his book “Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty” at Politics and Prose.
For more literary events, go to wapo.st/litcal.