Videos from the 2018 First-Year Experience® Conference are now available

By Sarah Rahman | April 24 2018 | College & University Reads

We’re pleased to share videos from the First-Year Experience® Conference held in San Antonio, TX this past February. If you weren’t able to join us for our author events at the conference, or would simply like to hear the talks again, please take a moment to view the clips below.

 

Penguin Random House Author Dinner

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 7.45 pm – 9.30 pm

 

This event featured authors Omar El Akkad (AMERICAN WAR), Lauren Markham (THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS), and Imbolo Mbue (BEHOLD THE DREAMERS), as well as editor John Freeman (TALES OF TWO AMERICAS).

 

View the video clips below:

 

Omar El Akkad, author of AMERICAN WAR: A NOVEL (Vintage), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/pa8zsy

 

 

Imbolo Mbue, author of BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: A NOVEL (Random House), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/rb8zsy

 

 

Lauren Markham, author of THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: TWO YOUNG MIGRANTS AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN LIFE (Crown), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/cs7zsy

 

 

John Freeman, editor of TALES OF TWO AMERICAS: STORIES OF INEQUALITY IN A DIVIDED NATION (Penguin Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/967zsy

 

 

 

Penguin Random House Author Lunch

Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm

 

This event featured authors Nate Blakeslee (AMERICAN WOLF), Francisco Cantú (THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER), Franklin Foer (WORLD WITHOUT MIND), and Yaa Gyasi (HOMEGOING).

 

View the video clips below:

 

Franklin Foer, author of WORLD WITHOUT MIND: THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT OF BIG TECH (Penguin Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/vm7zsy

 

 

Nate Blakeslee, author of AMERICAN WOLF: A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL AND OBSESSION IN THE WEST (Crown), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/no7zsy

 

 

Francisco Cantú, author of THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: DISPATCHES FROM THE BORDER (Riverhead Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/fp7zsy

 

 

Yaa Gyasi, author of HOMEGOING: A NOVEL (Vintage), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/e67zsy

 

 

 

Cocktails & Conversation

Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm

 

Authors Jon Ronson (SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED) and Andrea Petersen (ON EDGE) were present at this event. View the clips below:

 

Jon Ronson, author of SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED (Riverhead Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/118zsy

 

 

Andrea Petersen, author of ON EDGE: A JOURNEY THROUGH ANXIETY (Crown), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/q38zsy

 

 

 

 

Penguin Random House Author Lunch

Monday, February 12, 2018 | 11.30 am – 1.15 pm

 

This event featured authors Lynsey Addario (IT’S WHAT I DO), Karan Mahajan (THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS), Maryn McKenna (BIG CHICKEN), and Joe Tone (BONES).

 

Lynsey Addario, author of IT’S WHAT I DO: A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE OF LOVE AND WAR (Penguin Books), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/cta0sy

 

Karan Mahajan, author of THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS: A NOVEL (Penguin Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/278zsy

 

 

Maryn McKenna, author of BIG CHICKEN: THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF HOW ANTIBIOTICS CREATED MODERN AGRICULTURE AND CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD EATS (National Geographic), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/b68zsy

 

 

Joe Tone, author of BONES: BROTHERS, HORSES, CARTELS, AND THE BORDERLAND DREAM (One World), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/ea9zsy

 

 

American War
A Novel
978-1-101-97313-4
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.
Paperback

Tales of Two Americas
Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation
978-0-14-313103-8
Thirty-four major contemporary writers--including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Edwidge Danticat, Rebecca Solnit, Joyce Carol Oates, Hector Tobar, and Karen Russell--examine life in a deeply divided America.
Paperback

Behold the Dreamers
A Novel
978-0-525-50971-4
Selected for common reading at:
Paperback

The Line Becomes a River
Dispatches from the Border
978-0-7352-1771-3
NAMED A TOP 10 BOOK OF 2018 BY NPR and THE WASHINGTON POSTWINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN CURRENT INTERESTFINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE NONFICTION AWARDThe instant New York Times bestseller, "A must-read for anyone who thinks 'build a wall' is the answer to anything." --Esquire
Hardcover

Homegoing
978-1-101-97106-2
“Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Paperback

So You've Been Publicly Shamed
978-1-59463-401-7
For three years Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, traveled the world meeting people whose mistakes or lapses in judgment were met with a firestorm of collective outrage enabled by social media—often with profound consequences on their lives. In So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, he explores their stories and delivers an incisive critique of modern-day shaming as a form of social control and as a war on human nature and its flaws.
Paperback

It's What I Do
A Photographer's Life of Love and War
978-0-14-312841-0
"A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir."--Kirkus (starred review)
Paperback

The Association of Small Bombs
A Novel
978-0-14-310927-3
"Like a Russian novel set in India, Karan Mahajan's Association of Small Bombs has the sweep, wisdom and sensibility of the old masters. Here the humor of Bulgakov and the heart of Pasternak deliver an exploded-view of a small bomb that goes off in a minor market in a corner of South Delhi. Like shrapnel, themes of suffering, dislocation and redemption radiate from the blast, and none will be spared Mahajan's piercing gaze. Urgent and masterful, this novel shows us how bystander, bomber, victim, and survivor will forever share a patch of scorched ground."—Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master’s Son and Fortune Smiles.
Paperback

Bones
Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream
978-0-8129-8960-1
A cinematic true-crime story set at the Mexican-American border about two very different brothers whose lives intertwine in an FBI drug investigation and a champion race horse.
Hardcover