Countdown to Winter Words 2016

As we look forward to kicking off the 19th Winter Words Series in January, we invite you to take a look back at some of the highlights from past seasons. Below, you will find blog posts, podcasts, and videos featuring authors who have graced the Winter Words stage. The 2016 line-up is equally astonishing. From poetry and historical fiction, to graphic memoir and investigative journalism, the upcoming series is one of the most diverse and Pulitzer Prize-rich line-ups to date. Take a wander through our archives and be sure to pick up your 2016 series pass at aspenshowtix.com


Last year, we partnered with the Aspen Ideas to Go podcast on two different episodes featuring Michael Lewis and Cheryl Strayed–two of the most talked-about Winter Words authors in the history of the series. Listen below and subscribe to Aspen Ideas to Go on iTunes for lots of other great podcasts. 

“Flash Boys and the Human Piranha”
Winter Words 2015

Lewis-listenMichael Lewis is the author of the bestsellers Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, and Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, among other books. After graduating from Princeton University and the London School of Economics, Lewis worked on the bond desk at Salomon Brothers, an experience he recounted in Liar’s Poker, his first book. Lewis’s Salomon Brothers colleague, Tom Bernard, interviews Lewis at Winter Words. NOTE: This episode contains explicit language.

Wild” author Cheryl Strayed”
Winter Words 2013

Strayed listenCheryl Strayed discusses her journey, chronicled in the hugely popular book, Wild, and shares her search to overcome heartache and find healing. The book was adapted for film in 2014, and the actresses playing Strayed and her mother (Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, respectively) were nominated for Academy Awards.


  • Aspen Words Presents: William Finnegan

    Aspen Words Presents: William Finnegan
  • Aspen Words Presents: Christina Baker Kline

    Aspen Words Presents: Christina Baker Kline
  • Aspen Words Presents: Tracy K. Smith

    Aspen Words Presents: Tracy K. Smith
  • Aspen Words Presents: Alice McDermott

    Aspen Words Presents: Alice McDermott
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