This Weekend on Book TV: The National Black Writers Conference

Book TV airs on C-Span 2 this weekend from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Monday and focuses on political and historical books as well as the book industry. The following are highlights for this coming weekend. For more information, go to Book TV's website.

Saturday, April 7
1:45 p.m. Coverage from the 2018 National Black Writers Conference at the Center for Black Literature in New York City (Re-airs Sunday at 1:15 a.m.). Highlights include:

  • 1:45 p.m. A panel discussion on the role of literature in tumultuous times.
  • 3:13 p.m. A panel discussion on the role of race and politics in literature.
  • 4:33 p.m. A panel discussion on the state of the publishing industry for black writers.
  • 5:42 p.m. An awards program featuring David Levering Lewis, Kwame Dawes, Colson Whitehead and other black authors.

7:30 p.m. Nick Adams, co-author of The Case Against the Establishment (Post Hill Press, $14.99, 9781682614747). (Re-airs Sunday at 9:15 a.m.)

8:45 p.m. Amy Chua, author of Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations (Penguin Press, $28, 9780399562853), at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. (Re-airs Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 5 a.m.)

10 p.m. Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy, authors of Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country (Tyndale Momentum, $24.99, 9781496430410). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.)

Sunday, April 8
12 a.m. Kory Stamper, author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries (Vintage, $16.95, 9781101970263), at Powell's Books in Portland, Ore. (Re-airs Sunday at 4:45 p.m.)

6 p.m. Joel Richard Paul, author of Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times (Riverhead, $30, 9781594488238).

7 p.m. Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (Viking, $28, 9780525429722).

8 p.m. Anthony Ray Hinton, co-author of The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (St. Martin's Press, $26.99, 9781250124715), at Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, Ala.

10 p.m. Amy Siskind, author of The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump's First Year (Bloomsbury, $28, 9781635572711).

11 p.m. Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik, authors of Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It (Penguin Press, $28, 9780735222632), at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.

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