May 12, 2014

Featured Author: Margaret Wrinkle with Wash

WINNER OF THE FLAHERTY-DUNNAN FIRST NOVEL PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE 2014 CHAUTAUQUA PRIZE One of Time Magazine’s “21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading” Named a Best Book of 2013 by the Wall Street Journal A New York Times Editors’ Choice An O Magazine Top Ten Pick Margaret Wrinkle, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama,  is a writer, filmmaker, educator and visual artist. Her debut novel, Wash, reexamines American slavery in ways that challenge contemporary assumptions about race, power, history and […]
May 9, 2014

Featured Authors: Katty Kay and Claire Shipman with The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know

Katty Kay is the Washington, DC, anchor for BBC World News America. She is a regular guest on NBC‘s Meet the Press and MSNBC‘s Morning Joe. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and four children. Claire Shipman is a correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America, covering politics, international affairs, and women’s issues. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, two children, and a new puppy. About The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What […]
May 1, 2014

Featured Author: Nicholas Carr with The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr is the best-selling author of The Glass Cage, The Shallows, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Big Switch, and Does IT Matter?.  His articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and The New Republic. He has been writer-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley, and an executive editor of the Harvard Business Review. He lives in Colorado. About The Glass Cage: Automation and Us From the best-selling author of The […]
May 1, 2014

Featured Author: Revathi Subramanian with Bank Fraud: Using Technology to Combat Losses

Revathi Subramanian is Senior Vice President, Data Science at CA Technologies, which helps Fortune 1000 companies manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. She is the founding member of a team of high caliber data scientists that are uncovering business value and operational intelligence from the chaos of Big Data in areas like eCommerce, application performance management, infrastructure management, service virtualization, and project management. Before joining CA, Revathi was the co-founder of the SAS Advanced Analytic Solutions […]
May 1, 2014

Featured Author: Edward Castronova with Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy

Edward Castronova is professor of telecommunications and cognitive science at Indiana University. His previous publications include Synthetic Worlds and Exodus to the Virtual World. He lives in Bloomington, IN. About Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps to Bitcoin. Today’s economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government. Credit card companies offer […]
April 30, 2014

What’s On Our Nightstands

A million books printed a year… we are often asked the question, “HBE does so many events  – how do you read all the books?”  Sadly, we are not able to, but as avid readers, we all have growing stacks on our nightstands that include upcoming HBE authors, book group reading and general interest. Check out our diverse selection: Perry is enjoying Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (WW Norton) and The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin).  She is […]
April 24, 2014

Featured Author: Michael Levi with The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future

Michael Levi is the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and director of the CFR program on energy security and climate change. The author of four books and an authority on energy, resources, climate, arms control, and terrorism, his writing has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Wired, Nature, and Scientific American. Levi previously wrote a monthly online column for the New Republic, […]