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Stanford Book Salon

Bookworms unite! Each year, this seriously unstuffy community of Stanford alumni, family and friends gathers online to read and discuss a different book handpicked by one of our renowned faculty hosts.

Upcoming Books

  • September 2018

    Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

    Hosted by: Jose David Saldivar, Leon Sloss, Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature

  • November 2018

    Good Will by Jane Smiley

    Hosted by: Scotty McLennan, lecturer in political economy at the Graduate School of Business and former dean for religious life at Stanford

  • January 2019

    Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo

    Hosted by: Scott Hutchins, lecturer for the Creative Writing Program

  • March 2019

    The Children Act by Ian McEwan

    Hosted by: Heather Hadlock, associate professor of music

  • April 2019

    The Vegetarian by Han Kang

    Hosted by: Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

  • May 2019

    The Iliad by Homer, with notes by Richard Martin

    Hosted by: Richard Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics

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