Seats at the Table
Books Behind Bars is now the subject of the documentary, Seats at the Table, airing nationally on PBS 2020-2021
Andrew D. Kaufman is a nationally recognized educator, author, speaker, and innovator who is bringing classical literature alive for wide audiences ranging from corporate executives to incarcerated youth. He is the author of several books including Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times, and is frequently invited to discuss Russian literature and culture on national television and radio shows. He is also the creator of the renowned Books Behind Bars program, in which university students meet regularly with incarcerated youth at a maximum security juvenile correctional center to explore questions of meaning, value, and social justice through life-changing conversations about Russian literature…
Andy's new book, The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky, will be coming out with Riverhead on August 31, 2021.
Books Behind Bars tops the list of courses from around the world featured in international education expert Ken Bain’s Super Courses: The Future of Teaching and Learning.
BOOKS BEHIND BARS
Books Behind Bars: Life, Literature, and Leadership is an internationally recognized program that brings together incarcerated youth and university students and transforms both groups through the power of conversation about great Russian literature. READ MORE
Andrew Kaufman is an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop facilitator available to speak on: