“I am with you”: Author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Talks to Crowd At Matthew Knight Arena


On Friday, February 3, author Ta-Nehisi Coates, known for his bestseller Between the World and Me, visited the University of Oregon, where he gave a talk addressing race in America to a sold out Matthew Knight Arena. Coates came to the university as part…

Author Q&A: Lauren Kessler on Raising the Barre

Lauren Kessler, author of fourteen books and an instructor of storytelling at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, has been enamored with the world of tutus, arabesques, and plies since she was five years old. Her latest book, Raising the…

Author Q&A: Alex Tizon

Big Little Man: In Search Of My Asian Self author Alex Tizon explains how his book became a memoir. (more…)

BookSmarts: Under The Banner Of Heaven

University of Oregon journalism student Jessi Gunn tells us about growing up with J.K. Rowling and how Under the Banner of Heaven surprised her.   Get more BookSmarts!

Author Q&A: Jackaby by William Ritter

William Ritter tells us about his book Jackaby, in which a young woman becomes the assistant to an eccentric paranormal investigator.

See highlights from our launch events

Emerald Media Group came out to help celebrate our launch on Monday, April 6th. We were proud to partner with the Duck Store, a big supporter of local authors, for this event. Fun activities of the day included a photobooth and a Harry Potter-themed raffle. Two lucky winners…

BookSmarts: What does a non-reader read?

University of Oregon student Tom Hernandez reveals his tumultuous past with assigned reading and the novel that has stuck with him.   

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