Author Series

Members of the Patron Network are invited to attend our annual Author Series, presented since 1994 in partnership with The New York Society Library.

Current Patrons can contact us to learn more or to suggest authors they would love for us to include in our Author Series via our dedicated NJTV Patron line 973.233.8866 or email us at

2014 Season (in progress):
Susan Minot on Thirty Girls (April 24, 2014)

Colum McCann on TransAtlantic

2013 Season:
Robert A. Caro on The Year of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power

Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

2012 Season
Bill Moyers on Bill Moyers Journal:The Conversation Continues

Leymah Gbowee on Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

Robert Massie on Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

2011 Season
Stacy Schiff on Cleopatra: A Life

Robert D. Putnam on American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

Annette Gordon-Reed on Andrew Johnson

2010 Season
A.E. Hotchner on Paul and Me: 53 Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal, Paul Newman

Hannah Pakula on The Last Empress:Madame Chiang Kai-shek

Caroline Alexander on The War That Killed Achilles
Dr. James Orbinski on An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-first Century

Andrew Ross Sorkin on Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves

2009 Season
Bill Moyers on Moyers On Democracy

Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

Robert Thurman on Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World
Dr. William F. Baker on Leading With Kindness: How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results
Lynne Sharon Schwartz on Not Now, Voyager

2008 Season:
Molly O’Neil on American Food Writing
Laurence Bergreen on Marco Polo: Venice to Xanadu
Ralph Baruch on Television Tightrope: How I Escaped Hitler, Survived CBS, and Fathered Viacom
Walter Isaacson on Einstein

2007 Season:
Andrew Delbanco on Melville
Rafe Esquith on Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire
Elizabeth Gilbert on Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
Paul Rusesabagina on An Ordinary Man
Nathaniel Philbrick on Mayflower

2006 Season:
Edmund Morris on Beethoven: The Universal Composer
Hazel Rowley on Tête-à-Tête
Robert A. Caro on The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate
Zlata Filipovic on Zlata’s Diary
Peter Kramer on Against Depression