Join KLRU for several Oveheard tapings during the Texas Book Festival. Doors will open at 9:30 am on Saturday, 10/27, for a series of interviews with authors featured in this year's Texas Book Festival. One RSVP will grant you admission to all four tapings. RSVP at left. All tapings take place in KLRU's Studio 6A (map)
10:15 am Naomi Wolf (doors at 9:30 am)
11:15 am David Maraniss (doors as soon as Wolf interview complete)
12:45 pm Jeffrey Toobin (doors as soon as Maraniss interview complete)
5:45 pm Bob Balaban (doors open at 5 pm)
10:15 am Naomi Wolf
Author and activist Naomi Wolf grabbed attention in the early 1990s with her international bestseller The Beauty Myth. The book explored the widespread marketing of unrealistic standards of beauty by the fashion and cosmetics industries, as well as the impact those messages have on women, and it made Wolf a major voice in feminism. Since then, Wolf has written widely about politics, activism and women’s issues. She’s in Austin to speak at the Texas Book Festival about her new book, Vagina: A Cultural History.
11:15 am David Maraniss
David Maraniss is a Pulitzer Prize winner with extensive experience as a reporter, editor, and author. He’s written five bestselling books, including a biography of Bill Clinton, a history of the 1960 Rome Olympics, a biography of Vince Lombardi and a history of the Vietnam era. His latest book is Barack Obama: The Story, which uses hundreds of interviews to chronicle the President’s family history and his life before he entered politics. Here’s your opportunity to hear Maraniss talk about the President just days before the election. We thank the Texas Book Festival for bringing him to Austin.
12:45 pm Jeffrey Toobin
Jeffrey Toobin’s newly-published book, The Oath: The Obama White House vs. the Supreme Court, explores the complicated relationship between the Obama administration and the Roberts court. It’s the latest hit from Toobin, a staff writer for The New Yorker and CNN legal analyst. Join us to hear Toobin’s take on the impact of Citizens United, UT’s recent affirmative action arguments before the US Supreme Court, the likely impact of the election on the Court and more. We thank the Texas Book Festival for bringing Toobin to Austin.
5:45 pm Bob Balaban
Actor Bob Balaban’s film career stretches from 1969’s Midnight Cowboy to last year’s Moonrise Kingdom. Between those roles, he has played an alien interpreter in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the head of NBC in both Seinfield and The Late Shift, and a part in every Christopher Guest movie. Balaban’s work on Broadway earned him a Tony nomination, and he produced Robert Altman’s Gosford Park, which was nominated for Best Picture. He also has recurring roles in some of the most-respected shows on television. Balaban is in Austin for the Texas Book Festival to discuss his work as the author of a series of children’s novels about a bionic dog named McGrowl.