Your Virtual BEA

Below are links to the BEA programs that were audio or videotaped by Book Expo, C-Span’s Book TV (they recorded and broadcast the Librarian’s Shout ‘n’ Share program) and, in one case, an attendee. Now you, too, can hear The Office‘s Mindy Kaling (she has a book of essays coming in the fall), describe the BEA crowd as looking, “…like a high-school reunion where all the jocks died in a plane crash on the way to regionals, and the plane crash killed all the minorities too.”

BEA is adding new videos as they become available (click here for the most recent list).

Also, we’ve included a list of all the titles mentioned on the Shout ‘n’ Share program.

Buzz Sessions

Adult Book Editors Buzz (BEA Video)

Moderator Paul Yamagushi of City Ligths Bookstore says editors are so important that he often buys according to editors. Featured on the panel are

Michael Pietsch, VP & Publisher, Little, Brown; Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, 9/7

Alison Callahan, Executive Editor, Doubleday; Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, 9/13

Denise Roy, Sr. Editor, Dutton; Sere Prince Halverson’s The Underside of Joy, Jan, ’11

Alane Salierno Mason, VP & Sr. Editor, W.W. Norton; Diana Abu-Jaber’s Birds of Paradise; 9/6

Jenna Johnson, Sr. Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt;  Justin Torres’ We The Animals;  8/30

Kathy Pories, Sr. Editor, Algonquin Books;  Naomi Benaron’s Running the Rift.; Jan 17, ’11

Young Adult Editors Buzz (BEA Video)

Courtney Bongiolatti, Editor, Simon & Schuster Children’s; Michelle Hodkin’s Unbecoming of Mara Dyer; 9/27

Margret Raymo, Sr. Executive Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Joe Schreiber’s Au Revoir Crazy European Chick; 10/25

Alvina Ling, Executive Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone; 9/29

Susan Chang, Sr. Editor, Starscape Tor/Macmillan; Bill Willingham’s Down The Mysterly River; 8/24

Erica Sussman, Sr. Editor, HarperCollins Children’s Books; Leigh Fallon’s The Carrier of The Mark ; 10/4

Librarian Shout and Share (C-Span Video)

Click here for a full list of the books. Panel members are Barbara A. Genco, Collection Management, Library Journal, Barbara Hoffert, Editor of Library Journal’s “Pre Pub Alert”; Douglas Lord, Library Journal’s “Books for Dudes” columnist; Robin Nesbitt, Technical Services, Columbus Metropolitan Library (OH); Nora Rawlinson, Co-Founder and Editor,; Alene Moroni, King County Library (WA).

Hot Fall Book Club Titles (BEA Audio)

Author Events

Children’s Breakfast (BEA Video)

Part One Katherine Paterson, author of The Flint Heart and Brother Sun, Sister Moon; Julianne Moore, author of Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever

Part TwoBrian Selznick, author of Wonderstruck

Part Three — Kevin Henkes, author of Little White Rabbit and Junonia

Part Four — Sarah Dessen, author of What Happened to Goodbye

Wednesday Adult Breakfast (BEA Video, mostly)

Part OneMindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Part TwoJeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot: A Novel

Part ThreeCharlaine Harris (who talks about her favorite books)

Part Four — Diane Keaton, Then Again: BEA’s video of this part is not up. This link is to an attendee’s video which is VERY cinema verite (I recommend just listening to the audio).

Thursday Author Breakfast (C-Span Video)

Jim Lehrer, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama, Random House, 9/13

Roger Ebert, Life Itself: A Memoir; Grand Central, 9/13

Anne Enright, The Forgotten Waltz, Norton, 10/3

Erik Larson, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, Crown, 5/10

2011 The Heard Word: BEA’s Audiobook and Author Tea (BEA Audio)

Individual Titles

(BEA Audio)

Charles Frazier — Nightwoods

Geoffrey Gray —  Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper.

John Lithgow — memoir Drama: An Actor’s Education, Harper, 9/27

Jane Lynch — memoir, Happy Accidents, Voice, 9/13

Michael Moore — memoir, Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life, Grand Central, 9/13

Lisa SeeDreams of Joy, Random House, 5/31

Dava SobelA More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionalized the Cosmos, Walker, 9/27

Guys Read: Thriller — moderated by Jordan Brown with panelists Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Matt de la Pena, Jack Gantos, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Jon Scieszka. Guys Read: Thriller, an anthology of short stories, Walden Pond Press, 9/20


Digital Ebook and Bookstores Discussion (C-Span Video)

Feminism in Writing Today (C-Span Video)

What’s Next for the Book? Innovative Leaders on the Future (BEA Video)

Special Interest

Nancy Pearl: Unshelved Again (BEA Audio) — interview with Nancy by Unshelved creators Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes.

One Response to “Your Virtual BEA”

  1. CarolK Says:

    Thanks for compiling all this information. It’s a great way to zero in on the best of BEA. I knowI’ll refer to it often.