In 1993, long before Oprah’s picks and celebrity book clubs, Arizona PBS introduced “Books & Co.,” a series based on a simple premise. We invite writers to join our host to discuss their work and the craft of writing. Over the years, “Books & Co.” has captured some remarkably candid moments as more than 175 guests have shared their thoughts, their moods, even their intellectual quirks.
Join host Álberto Álvaro Ríos, ASU Regents’ Professor of English, distinguished author and poet (and also the very first “Books & Co.” guest in 1993) as he welcomes a new guest each week to our Arizona PBS studios for a half-hour of wide-ranging conversations, including fresh faces on the literary scene, as well as established and prominent writers.
Our back-catalog of authors from all literary genres includes familiar names like Sherman Alexie, David Baldacci, Ann Brashares, Clive Cussler, E.L. Doctorow, Diana Gabaldon, Barbara Kingsolver, Yann Martel, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Jodi Picoult and Anne Rice. The diversity of writers and subject matter has created a singular archive that we invite you to peruse via our collection of show videos here and our complete list of authors here.