exclusives | June 04, 2014

Keynote Speakers Weekly Round-Up: Child Geniuses, Aronofsky Adapts Atwood, God and the Gay Christian

Here's a quick recap of what a few Lavin speakers have been up to this week:

Literary legend Margaret Atwood's book trilogy (Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam), is being adapted into an HBO TV series titled MaddAddam by Black Swan filmmaker Darren Aronofsky

"I cannot recommend it—or this fearlessly logical young spirit—highly enough," writes Andrew Sullivan in The Dish. Sullivan is talking about gay rights activist Matthew Vines and his new book, God and the Gay Christian, which looks, with fresh insight, at the key passages in the Bible that refer to same-sex relations. Watch a 5-minute video of Vines here.

What's it like to grow up as a child genius—and what should we do about the misconceptions surrounding prodigies? Author of How Not to Be Wrong Jordan Ellenberg, a child prodigy himself, talks to the Wall Street Journal

In the wake of his groundbreaking Atlantic cover story "The Case for Reparations," which looked at the history of racism in America, Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks with The New Republic about reactions to the piece

Jeff Chang talks about the commercialization of hip hop in advance of the release of his highly anticipated new book Who We Be, which traces the rise of multiculturalism to tell a new people’s history

To book speakers Margaret Atwood, Jeff Chang, Matthew Vines, Jordan Ellenberg, or Ta-Nehisi Coates for your next event, contact The Lavin Agency.

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