March 27 - 31
27 MONDAY | 7 P.M. Gish Jen, a novelist, will discuss her book “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919.
7 P.M. Kenneth L. Marcus, the president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, will discuss his book “The Definition of Anti-Semitism” at Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. 703-979-4466. $8-$11. 28 TUESDAY | 7 P.M. Elif Batuman, a New Yorker staff writer, will read from her novel “The Idiot,” a coming-of-age story about a young woman at Harvard, at Politics and Prose. 7 P.M. Mary Dingee Fillmore, a Vermont writer, will read from her novel “An Address in Amsterdam,” about a Jewish woman in Nazioccupied Amsterdam, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Arlington. 703300-9746. 29 WEDNESDAY | 7 P.M. John A. Farrell, a biographer of Clarence Darrow and Tip O’Neill, will discuss his biography of Richard Nixon at Politics and Prose. 30 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. Tom Nichols, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, will discuss his book “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters” at Politics and Prose. 31 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Helene Cooper, a New York Times reporter, will discuss her book “Madame President,” a biography of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, at Politics and Prose.