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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.

Current Book - January 2019

  • Zeno's Conscience
    by Italo Svevo.
    Hosted by: Scott Hutchins

    "Even though it was published almost 100 years ago, to me the voice telescopes across time and I feel I'm sitting in the chair across from Zeno as he recounts his entire life."

    Scott Hutchins, lecturer for the Creative Writing Program

Upcoming Books

  • 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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