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Megyn Kelly Will Speak at Politics and Prose Thursday Evening

A screenshot of Kelly and Brunt on Fox News in 2016.

You’ll have to wait till Sunday for Megyn Kelly’s controversial interview with Alex Jones, but this Thursday in DC you can catch her at Politics and Prose, where she’ll lead a discussion with the novelist Douglas Brunt.

Brunt, who happens to be Kelly’s husband, was CEO of Authentium, Inc. until 2011, when he gave up his business career to write full-time. Since then, he has published three novels, including The Means and Ghosts of Manhattan. His most recent book, Trophy Son, is about a tennis prodigy struggling to find meaning in the world of professional tennis, one that, according to Brunt’s website, is full of “navigating moral compromises, performance-enhancing drugs, and the elusive lure of wealth and celebrity.”

Thursday’s event is free and first come, first served, so arrive early if you’re eager to get in the room. The bookstore is on the same block as Comet Ping Pong, a restaurant that Jones relentlessly promoted a dumb conspiracy theory about before backing off it in March. That theory drew a gunman to Comet late last year, so it’s conceivable some in the audience may have a few questions about Kelly’s upcoming interview. 

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Courtney Vinopal is a former Washingtonian editorial fellow. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and previously worked as a press attaché for the Embassy of France in Washington, where she ran the institution’s social media accounts and newsletters. She lives in Woodley Park.