Feb. 19 - 26
19 SUNDAY | 1 P.M. Philip E. Auerswald, a professor of public policy at George Mason University, will discuss his book “The Code Economy: A Forty-Thousand Year History,” with
Kristin Sharp, executive director of New America, a nonpartisan think tank, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919.
5 P.M. Charles Cumming will discuss his eighth mystery, about a rogue former MI6 agent who tracks a Russian spy, with Dan Fesperman, author most recently of “The Letter Writer,” at Politics and Prose.
20 MONDAY | 7 P.M. George Saunders, a noted short-story writer, will read from his first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” about the death of Abraham Lincoln’s 11-year-old son, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4900 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-5489.
7 P.M. Joel Whitney, co-founder and editor at large of Guernica, will discuss his book “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers” at Politics and Prose.
21 TUESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Ursula Werner, a Washington writer and lawyer, will read from her novel “The Good at Heart,” about a German family during World War II who must prepare for Adolf Hitler as a dinner guest, at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
7 P.M. Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, will read from his thriller “Shining City,” about Washington fixers who must vet a polarizing Supreme Court nominee, at Politics and Prose.
7:30 P.M. Nathaniel Rich, a New Orleans writer whose work has appeared in Harper’s, McSweeney’s and the Paris Review, will read
from his novel “Odds Against Tomorrow,” about an actuary so obsessed with a culture’s fears that he loses touch with reality, and Kate
Walbert, a New York writer, will read from her novel “The Sunken Cathedral,” about widows in New York, at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $15. 202-544-7077.
22 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Cynthia Barnett, an environmental journalist, will discuss her book “Rain: A Natural and Cultural History” at Kramerbooks.
7 P.M. Seema Reza, a Washington writer, will discuss her essay and poetry collection “When the World Breaks Open” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101, Arlington. 703-300-9746.
7 P.M. Katie Kitamura, a New York critic and writer, will read from her novel “A Separation,” about a woman who searches for her missing husband, at Politics and Prose.
23 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. Sheryll Cashin, a law professor at Georgetown University, will discuss her book “Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America” at the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring. 240-7739420.
7 P.M. Frank Sesno, the director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, will discuss his book “Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change” at Politics and Prose.
24 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Megan Marshall, a literary historian, will discuss her biography of Elizabeth Bishop, the landmark American poet, at Politics and Prose.
25 SATURDAY | 1 P.M. Emily Jeanne Miller, a former journalist, will read from her novel “The News From the End of the World,” about the falling-out of a New England family, at Politics and Prose.
3:30 P.M. Adrian Miller, the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches and winner of a James Beard Award for his book “Soul Food,” a culinary history, will discuss his book “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas” at Politics and Prose.
5 P.M. Wali Shaake, an Afghan American writer, will read from his book “The River Village: A Novel of Struggle, Sacrifice, and Survival in Afghanistan” at One More Page Books.
6 P.M. Glenn Frankel, a former Washington Post reporter, will discuss his book “High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic” at Politics and Prose.
26 SUNDAY | 1 P.M. A. Roger Ekirch, a historian, will discuss his book “American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution,” about a bloody rebellion at sea and the execution that followed, at Politics and Prose.
3 P.M. V.E. Schwab, a fantasy author, will read from her novel “Conjuring of Light,” the final installment of her Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, at One More Page Books.
5 P.M. Burt Solomon, a contributing editor to the Atlantic and National Journal, will read from his novel “The Murder of Willie Lincoln,” which reimagines the cause of the death of President Abraham Lincoln’s son, at Politics and Prose.
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