Google Offers Soapbox for Authors

Attenion C-SPAN’s BookTV addicts, (we know you’re out there)! Brooklyn lit blogger Maud Newton alerts us to Authors@Google. Well-known writers and novelists speak at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. and their talks are posted on YouTube and Google Video. Michael Bloomberg appeared on it in June.

Guests have included Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao), The New Yorker‘s Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower) and Alex Ross (The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century), George Saunders (The Braindead Megaphone), Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything), and Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love).

There’s also Candidates@Google (Ron Paul, John McCain, John Edwards) and Women@Google (Hillary Clinton, Arianna Huffington)!