2015 Book Festival Videos - Day 2


On the Grounds of the Chilmark Community Center South Road, Chilmark



Liza Klaussmann
Villa America
interviewed by Amor Towles

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Liza Klaussmann


Mary Norris
Between You and Me
interviewed by George Gibson

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Mary Norris


Carl Safina
Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
interviewed by Bob Nixon

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Carl Safina


Jennifer Tseng
Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness
introduced by Beth Kramer                

Video MV Book Fest 2015: Jennifer Tseng


Charles Blow
Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Interviewed by Jeremy Hobson

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Charles Blow


 Stephen Kurkjian
Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist
interviewed by John Kennedy                      

Video Mv Book Festival 2015: Steven Kurkjian


 John Benditt
The Boatmaker
introduced by Matt Hobart

Video MV Book Festival 2015: John Benditt


Patty Marx    
Let's Be Less Stupid
introduced by Elizabeth Weinstock

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Patty Marx

3:00 pm

Peter Nichols
The Rocks
interviewed by Justen Ahren

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Peter Nichols

Menemsha tent


Ginny Gilder
Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX
introduced by Sylvia Storey 

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter
introduced by Paul Osterman

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Bob Ryan
Scribe: My Life in Sports
interviewed by David Dince

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Bob Ryan


Rick Mast
Mast Brothers Chocolate
interviewed by Chris Fischer

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Rick Mast


The Poetry of Peggy Freydberg:
Poems from the Pond
with Laurie David, Nancy Aronie, Geraldine Brooks, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, John Maloney and Rose Styron

Video MV Book Festival 2015: The Poetry of Peggy Freydberg: Poems from the Pond


Laurie David
The Family Cooks
in conversation with Kirstin Uhrenholdt

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Laurie David and Kirstin Uhrenholdt


 Chris Fischer and Gabriela Herman
interviewed by David Schulte 
Beetlebung Farm Cookbook        

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Chris Fischer and Gabriela Herman


Steven Satterfield
Root to Leaf
interviewed by Ali Berlow            

Video Mv Book Festival 2015: Steven Satterfield


Corky, Dana and Lori Pollan
The Pollan Family Table
interviewed by Joan Nathan

Video MV Bookfest 2015: Corky, Dana and Lori Pollan


Panel Discussion: Dissecting the News
with Charles Blow, Jeff Fager (executive producer of 60 Minutes) and Barney Frank
moderated by Alex Jones

Video MV Book Festival: Dissecting the News with Charles Blow, Barney Frank and Jeff Fager

Stonewall Tent


Dick Lehr
The Birth of a Nation
introduced by Patricia Sullivan

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Dick Lehr


Jeff Hobbs
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
introduced by Dawn Davis

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Jeff Hobbs


Susan Minot
Thirty Girls
introduced by Alexandra Styron

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Susan Minot


Erik Larson
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
introduced by Tony Horwitz

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Erik Larson


David Kertzer
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
interviewed by Jane Seagrave

Video MV Book Festival 2015: David Kertzer


Sarah Wildman
Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind
introduced by Marcy Gringlas

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Sarah Wildman


Barney Frank
Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage
introduced by Jeremy Hobson

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Barney Frank


Vicki Croke
Elephant Company
interviewed by Kitty Pilgrim      

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Vicki Croke


Corinne Field
The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America
interviewed by Mary Beth Norton

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Corinne Field


Justen Ahren, a poet and writing coach, is the founder and director of Noepe Center for Literary Arts, a nonprofit organization on Martha’s Vineyard that promotes engagement in the literary arts.

Nancy Aronie is a writing instructor and founder of the Chilmark Writing Workshop, which she began over 25 years ago.

Ali Berlow (see author biographies)

Geraldine Brooks is a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, known for her impeccably researched historical fiction including Marchand People of the Book. The Secret Chord, a novel about the life of King David, will be published this fall.

Dawn Davis is the publisher of 37 Ink, an imprint within the Atria Publishing Group of Simon & Schuster, which publishes books from an array of cultures and viewpoints.

David Dince, a life-long sports fanatic, is an attorney and the head of Gordon & Silber's medical malpractice practice group.

Jeffrey Fager is the former Chairman of CBS News and the current Executive Producer of 60 Minutes, the hour-long CBS news magazine created in 1968.

George Gibson is the publisher of Bloomsbury USA responsible for the acquisition and publication of all books in the adult division of Bloomsbury USA.

Marcy Gringlas is president of Seed the Dream Foundation, a family foundation whose mission includes promoting programs that apply lessons learned from the Holocaust to combat anti-Semitism and promote tolerance.

Matt Hobart is a boat builder at the Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway in Vineyard Haven, a boatyard devoted to building and restoring wooden sailboats. 

Jeremy Hobson is the co-host of National Public Radio’s Here & Now, WBUR’s nationally syndicated news show.

Tony Horwitz is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and bestselling non-fiction author. Among his books are Confederates in the Attic and Midnight Rising.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist and author of four books. Most recently she was CNN’s Johannesburg bureau chief and correspondent.

Alex S Jones is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and recently retired as director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

John Kennedy was an editor and reporter for the Boston Globe and is now a contributor to the Vineyard Gazette and a lecturer at Boston University.

Beth Kramer is the director of the West Tisbury Free Public Library.

John Maloney is a Chilmark poet and author of two books, Proposal and Town of Chilmark.

Joan Nathan is the author of ten cookbooks including her most recent, Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France. Her renowned, Jewish Cooking in America won the James Beard Award for the best American cookbook.

Robert “Bob” Nixon is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker and conservationist. 

Mary Beth Norton is an author, editor, American historian and professor of American History at Cornell University.

Paul Osterman is a professor of human resources and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His most recent book is Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone.

Kitty Pilgrim, a former CNN anchor and correspondent, is the author of popular fiction thrillers, including The Explorer’s Codeand her latest book, Summer of Fire.

David Schulte is the managing general partner and head of the advisory services of Chilmark Partners, a firm that he founded in 1984.  

Jane Seagrave is the publisher of the Vineyard Gazette, and previously was senior vice president for the Associated Press.

Sylvia Storey received her BA and MA degrees from Stanford University in physical education in 1945 and 1946, respectively, and went on to teach physical education at the high school and college levels.  

Patricia Sullivan is professor of history at the University of South Carolina whose books include Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement.

Amor Towles is the author of New York Times bestseller, Rules of Civility, and previously worked as an investment banker in New York.

Kirstin Uhrenholdt grew up on a Danish fruit farm. She is a chef and developed the recipes for The Family Cooks and The Family Dinner.

Elizabeth Weinstock, a former staff member of the New Yorker, is a writer/journalist and the author of a memoir-biography of Albert Camus, Camus, A Romance.