The Palm Beach Book Festival 2022 recordings are available now, click the links below to watch:

Imani Perry "South To America"

Garrett Graff "Watergate: A New History"

Oliver Stone "Chasing the Light"


Imani Perry

10 am, Imani Perry, Ph.D. “South to America”

Moderated by Leigh Haber, Oprah’s Book Club Editor

Cost: $25  Click here to purchase tickets

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Perry is the author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, winner of the 2019 Bograd-Weld Biography Prize from the Pen America Foundation. She is also the author of Breathe: A Letter to My Sons; Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation; and May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem. Perry, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, who grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Chicago, lives outside Philadelphia with her two sons.  

On South to America: “An elegant meditation on the complexities of the American South – and thus of America – by an esteemed daughter of the South and one of the great intellectuals of our time. An inspiration.” 

– Isabel Wilkerson


Alan Cumming “Baggage”

11:15 am, Alan Cumming “Baggage”

Moderated by Joseph Papa

Cost: $25  Click here to purchase tickets

Alan Cumming’s many awards for his stage and screen work include the Tony, Olivier, BAFTA, and Emmy. He is the author of two children’s books, a book of photographs and stories, a novel, and the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Not My Father's Son. He is a podcaster (Alan Cumming’s Shelves) and an amateur barman (NYC’s Club Cumming).

On Baggage: "An intimate look at the making of a man, an actor, an advocate – and most importantly – a happy human being. A wonderful book that is funny, honest, fearless, and generous in its vulnerability." 

– Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain



Garrett Graff “Watergate   A New History”

1:15 pm, Garrett Graff “Watergate A New History”

Moderated by Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times

Cost: $25 (Click here to purchase tickets)

Garrett M. Graff, distinguished journalist and bestselling historian, has spent more than a dozen years covering politics, technology, and national security. Today, he serves as the director of cyber initiatives for The Aspen Institute and is a contributor to WIRED, CNN, and POLITICO. He’s written for publications from Esquire to Rolling Stone to The New York Times, and edited two of Washington’s most prestigious magazines, Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine. Graff is the author of multiple books, including The Threat Matrix, the national bestseller Raven Rock, and the New York Times bestseller The Only Plane in the Sky.



2:30 pm, Oliver Stone “Chasing the Light”

Moderated by Screenwriter Allan Loeb

Cost: $25  Click here to purchase tickets

An intimate memoir by the controversial and outspoken, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter about his complicated New York childhood, volunteering for combat, and his struggles and triumphs in film making.

Oliver Stone is the multiple Oscar-winning writer and director of PlatoonJFKBorn on the Fourth of JulyNatural Born KillerMidnight Express, and many other films.

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The Palm Beach Book Festival at FAU is sponsored by the James and Marta Batmasian Family Foundation and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Proceeds from Book Festival events benefit student scholarships at FAU

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