Free Public Lecture
Featuring the 2018 Literary Award Honoree
David Remnick in conversation with Callie Khouri 

Saturday, November 10
10 – 11 a.m.
Lipscomb University
Collins Alumni Auditorium
1 University Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37204

David Remnick is editor of The New Yorker and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Under his leadership, The New Yorker has become the country’s most honored magazine, with 169 National Magazine Award nominations and 41 wins. In 2016, it became the first magazine to receive a Pulitzer Prize for its writing and has now won three. Remnick has written more than 200 articles for the magazine, including reported pieces from Russia, the Middle East, and Europe and profiles of world leaders, literary scholars, and celebrated artists.

Before joining The New Yorker, Remnick was a reporter and the Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post.  His 1993 book, Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism. He has authored six books: Lenin’s Tomb, Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia, King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, The Devil Problem, and Reporting.

This is a free, ticketed event open to the public. 

Note: There will be no book signing at this event.


About Callie Khouri

Callie Khouri is the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed drama, Nashville, and the Oscar Award-winning screenwriter of Thelma and Louise.

Crowned “the best new drama of 2012” by outlets including USA Today, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, TIME Magazine, The New York Post and The Daily Beast, Nashville earned Golden Globe nominations for its lead actresses and a Writers Guild of America nomination. Khouri has led the show as its creator and executive producer for six seasons.

Khouri may be best known for sparking nationwide debate with her screenwriting debut, Thelma and Louise, which was nominated for six Academy Awards. She won the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the Writers Guild of America Award and a PEN Literary Award for Best Original Screenplay. Thelma and Louise took home the London Film Critics Circle Award for Film of the Year, and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Khouri followed Thelma and Louise with 1995’s Something to Talk About, starring Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid and Robert Duvall. She then made her directorial debut with Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, starring Sandra Bullock and Ashley Judd, which she also adapted for the screen.

Khouri has continues to be honored for her writing in film and television as well as her commitment to the honest portrayal of women on screen. Her accolades include Nashville Women in Film’s 2016 Woman of the Year; induction into the 2016 SOURCE Awards Hall of Fame; the National Women’s History Museum’s 2015 Women Making History Award; and the Austin Film Festival’s 2013 Austin Distinguished Screenwriter Award.

2018 Current Events Cartoon Contest

Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) invites middle and high school students in Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County to submit a cartoon inspired by current events for consideration in honor of 2018 Nashville Public Library Literary Award honoree, editor of The New Yorker and author David Remnick.

The Nashville Public Library Literary Award recognizes distinguished authors and other individuals for their contribution to the world of books and reading. Past recipients are Elizabeth Gilbert, John Lewis, Jon Meacham, Scott Turow, Robert K. Massie, Margaret Atwood, John McPhee, Billy Collins, Doris Kearns Goodwin, John Irving, Ann Patchett, John Updike, David McCullough and David Halberstam.

The Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) raises private funding to enhance the programs, collections and facilities of the Nashville Public Library.

Salon@615 is an ongoing partnership between Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books and Humanities Tennessee designed to nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting bestselling authors for talks and book signings.