Festival Preview Event in Crozet, VA: Trailed
“Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders” follows author Kathryn Miles’s investigation into the murder of a young queer couple.
Rise Of The Spy
In “Need to Know: World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence,” Nicholas Reynolds unlocks the history of American intelligence during World War II.
An Identity on the Edges
Mary Alice Hostetter’s “Plain: A Memoir of Mennonite Girlhood” is the story of a woman’s journey to define a sense of authenticity amid a rigid upbringing in a Mennonite farm family.
Handsome, Durable, and Inexpensive: The ‘Modern Library,’ 1925-1959
The Bibliographical Society of UVA hosts their annual meeting, announcing the publication of an online bibliography of the Modern Library.
Fifth Annual Carol Troxell Reader: Meghan O’Rourke
Meghan O’Rourke’s new book “The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness” blends an account of her own medical journey with a broad view of the history and current state of long-term maladies.
National Book Foundation Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards
John Keene (“Punks: New & Selected Poems”) and Robert Samuels & Toluse Olorunnipa (“His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice”) discuss how singular stories collectively shape history.
Illustrating the Everyday
Ivy Creek Natural Area will provide the setting for this outdoor program with authors Arwen Donahue and Suzanne Stryk.
In “American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795,” Edward J. Larson grapples with the legacy of enslavement in America.
Origin Stories: Belief & Identity in VA Memoirs
These memoirs from VA professors Sofia Samatar and Matthew Vollmer explore how family, history, and religion shape our backgrounds.
2023 Carol Troxell Reader: Meghan O’Rourke
We are honored to announce that our fifth annual Carol Troxell Reader is Meghan O’Rourke. O’Rourke is an author whose work often tackles challenging subjects such as chronic illness and grief.
SHELF LIFE—Living Queer History with Samantha Rosenthal
Samantha Rosenthal discusses Living Queer History: Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City and the LGBTQ community in Roanoke, Virginia, that the book documents and celebrates. Interweaving historical analysis, theory, …
Letter to a Young Female Physician with Dr. Suzanne Koven
It’s 2022. Why haven’t women achieved more equity in medicine, or in other professions? When veteran physician and writer Dr. Suzanne Koven toured the country after the publication of her …