Lynn Neary

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Doctorow Wove Fact And Fiction To Imagine America As It Could Be

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

He didn't care for journalism's austerities, but borrowed liberally from history to craft his books. The late, great novelist was a gentleman who spun untruths, in order to better get at what's true.


Theodore Bikel, Who Starred In Broadway's 'Fiddler On The Roof,' Dies

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The actor and singer, who recorded 37 albums, has died at 91. Bikel took over the role of Tevye for more than 2,000 performances of Fiddler on the Roof.


Alan Rickman Returns To Directing With 'A Little Chaos'

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Alan Rickman has had a rich career as an actor. For the first time in nearly two decades, Rickman is behind the camera for the movie A Little Chaos.


Alpha, Beta, Heathcliff — An Alphabet Of Romance Heroes

Saturday, June 27, 2015

As part of the NPR Books Summer of Love series, Lynn Neary digs into the history of the romance hero, the difference between alpha and beta heroes, and why Heathcliff is really kind of a jerk.


Alan Rickman Returns To Directing With 'A Little Chaos'

Friday, June 26, 2015

For the first time in nearly two decades, Alan Rickman is behind the camera as director of the film, A Little Chaos. It's a romance story about the creation of one of the gardens of Versailles.


A Year Later, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Has Left Its Mark On BookCon

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Twitter campaign was born out of the controversy around the lack of diverse voices in the event's panels. This year, one organizer says, the first panel they booked was with that campaign.


As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry's largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.


Amy Poehler On Vinyl Designed To Catch Eyes Along With Ears

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Harper Collins Audio is releasing a vinyl edition of Amy Poehler's book, Yes Please. The publisher thinks the combination of old media plus the popular Poehler will attract a young audience.


In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Certified Organic Restaurant

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.


Authors Criticize Pen America's Decision To Honor 'Charlie Hebdo' Survivors

Monday, April 27, 2015

Some prominent authors are critical of the PEN American Center's decision to honor Charlie Hebdo staffers, saying the magazine denigrated the oppressed French Muslim population.


'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.


'Wolf Hall' On Stage And TV Means More Makeovers For Henry VIII's 'Pit Bull'

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hilary Mantel's popular novels breathed new life into Thomas Cromwell's legacy. Now, between a play and a miniseries, there seems to be no limit to the blacksmith's son's potential for reinvention.


'Hausfrau' Strips Down Its Modern-Day Madame Bovary

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Debut novelist Jill Alexander Essbaum's heroine is a deeply unhappy married woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters. Essbaum says it's through those encounters that "we see where she's busted."


Straight To Audiobook: Authors Write Original Works Meant To Be Heard

Monday, March 09, 2015

Writer Philip Pullman says it's all part of the oral tradition: "Long before writing, people were telling each other stories," he says. Audiobook technology has come a long way since the early days.


Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker, Dies

Friday, March 06, 2015

Albert Maysles, a documentary filmmaker behind the films "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens" died Thursday at the age of 88. He was one of the fathers of what was called "direct cinema."


Harper Lee's Friend Says Author Is Hard Of Hearing, Sound Of Mind

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

News of a second novel has raised concerns that the To Kill a Mockingbird author is being taken advantage of in her old age. But friend Wayne Flynt says Lee, 88, can "understand what's going on."


55 Years After 'To Kill A Mockingbird', Harper Lee To Release New Novel

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The publisher Harper is releasing a new book by Harper in July — Harper Lee that is. It's a follow-up to To Kill A Mockingbird, though it was actually written first.


'Adventures Of Beekle' Wins Caldecott; Newbery Goes To 'The Crossover'

Monday, February 02, 2015

The American Library Association awarded its top medals to Dan Santat's tale of an imaginary friend on a mission and Kwame Alexander's story of basketball-playing twins.


Remembering 'Thorn Birds' Author Colleen McCullough

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Australian writer Colleen McCullough has died at 77; she was best known for her doomed Outback romance saga The Thorn Birds, famously adapted for TV with Richard Chamberlain as a passionate priest.


Vocab Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.