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June 10, 7 pm: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA. Via Crowdcast. In conversation with Rafia Zakaria, author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan. Midtown Bookstore: 717-236-1680, 


June 16, noon -- Boston Athenaeum. Via Clickmeeting. The Athenaeum: 617-227-0270, . Link to video of event: 


June 18, 7 p.m. -- Print: A Bookstore, Portland, ME. Via Zoom. In conversation with Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Votes. Print: 207-536-4778,   


June 24, 6:30 p.m. -- The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore MD. Via Zoom. In conversation with Ruby Lal, author of Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan.  The Ivy: 410-377-2966, 


July 6, 7-7:50 pm (UK time) -- Live interview, "Living the Life," The Islam Channel. Originates from London, Available on Sky 737, Virgin 838, FreeviewviaVisionTV 264, DStv 347, eutelsat 10723, DSMART200. Further info:


July 9, 11:45 pm (UK time)- Live interview, Paul Ross' Extra Time, talkSPORTradio. Available on FM104 Dublin; U105.8 fm Belfast;;


July 13, 8:20 am (eastern Canadian time) -- "CHCH Morning Live" on CHCH tv. Based in Hamliton, Ontario, Canada. Serves 92% of Ontario households. Available throughout Canada on Cogeco Cable (channels 12, 707), Rogers Cable (channels 11, 121, 521), Shaw Direct (channels 345, 41), Bell TV (channels 211, 1057). Live stream:


August 13, 11 am -- Oak Crest Village, Parkville, MD. Private event


Sept. 9, 7 pm -- Grand Central branch of New York City Public Library, 135 East 46th Street, NYC 


Sept. 13 -- annual memorial service for Noor Inayat Khan, Carmelite Convent, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Dachau, Germany. Time to be announced. 


Oct. 17 or 18 -- Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro, VT. Date & time of virtual presentation to be determined.



Bonjour Cafe, 6060 Falls Road, Baltimore MD. Special book event in quaint, colorful cafe popular for its fine cofffe & teas & freshly baked French pastries. An ideal setting to discuss a woman who was raised opposite Paris & fought Nazis in that city. 



    - June 26, 2020, on Delmarva Public Radio, 89.5 fm, a regional affiliate of National Public Radio that serves parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland & Virginia:




April 23, 7 p.m. -- Marlboro College, Marlboro VT. Via Zoom. A special pre-publication event.      Link to event:


"The Virtues of Ignorance"

Sunday, November 10, 9:30 a.m.

This event is part of the 2019 Festival of Jewish Literature

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore MD

Writers need to approach whatever they're writing about as empty vessels -- acknowledging the gaps (often, the immense gaps) in their knowledge, knowing these must be filled and eager to fill them. This requires courage, humility, perseverance. Seeded throughout the talk will be examples from my own books about what I didn't know at the outset of a project & the lengths to which I went to (hopefully) fill those holes.