To begin the freshman experience, Stanford's "Three Books" program brings three authors of contemporary literature to campus to discuss their works.
Three Books 2011: Ethics of War
To begin the freshman experience, Stanford's "Three Books" program brings authors to campus to discuss their works with an audience of new students. This year's program centered around ethics of war. (September 25, 2011)
Three Books 2009: How the Past Affects the Present
A conversation with Lan Samantha Chang (Hunger), Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers: The Story of Success), and Abraham Verghese (My Own Country: A Doctor's Story). (September 16, 2009)
Three Books 2008: Three Explorations of Self-Identity
A conversation with the authors of the 2008 Three Books program. The three books: One! Hundred! Demons! by Lynda Barry, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, and ZZ Packer's Drinking Coffee Elsewhere are discussed. (September 17, 2008)
Three Books 2007
A roundtable discussion featuring the authors of your summer reading, Lucille Clifton (Good Woman), N. Scott Momaday (The Way to Rainy Mountain), and Nancy Huddleston Packer (Jealous-Hearted Me). (September 19, 2007)
Three Books 2005
Authors David Henry Hwang, '79, M Butterfly, Jamaica Kincaid, Annie John, and Tobias Wolff, MA '78, Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor of English, Old School discuss their works, their writing and themselves. Moderated by Professor Hazel Markus.
Three Books 2006
A roundtable discussion featuring the three authors of this year's required summer reading for freshmen and transfer students: Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner; Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains; and Julie Orringer, How to Breathe Underwater.