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Monday, October 17, 2016
For years, black children around Roanoke, Va., heard the cautionary tale of Willie and George Muse, African American albino brothers who were kidnapped and forced to perform in a series of circuses.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The academy on Thursday honored Bob Dylan for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." He is the first American to win the prize in more than two decades.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The 109th Nobel Prize for Literature will be revealed Thursday. The academy is known for its cloak-and-dagger methods to prevent leaks. (This piece initially aired on Oct. 12, 2016 on ATC).
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The 109th Nobel Prize for Literature will be awarded Thursday morning. The Academy is known for its cloak-and-dagger methods to prevent leaks about its choice. NPR has a look at past winners and their reactions to winning.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Gloria Naylor's debut novel,
The Women of Brewster Place, won a National Book Award and became a TV mini-series starring Oprah Winfrey. Naylor has died at age 66.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Move over, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — a grumpy man may soon take your place as America's favorite fictional Swede. The film adaptation of the best-seller
A Man Called Ove is now coming to the U.S.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The D.C. public library has hidden books throughout the city in stores, libraries and cafes. They're covered in black dust jackets with labels like FILTHY, TRASHY and PROFANE. Can you find all six?
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Organizers have revealed the six authors still in the British literary competition. It's the first time five of them have been in the last round. The prize is 50,000 pounds and often better sales.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
During the 20 years he worked for an investment firm, Amor Towles spent a lot of time in fancy hotels. His new novel follows a Russian aristocrat sentenced to house arrest at the Metropol in Moscow.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Best known for her kids' and young adult books, Woodson has written her first adult novel in 20 years.
Another Brooklyn is a dreamlike narrative about friendship, memory and dealing with death.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Sophisticated ways of tracking reading habits give publishers hard data that reveals the kinds of books people want to read. But a veteran editor says numbers only go so far in telling the story.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
As TV dramas get better and better, publishers are getting into the game with serialized fiction. Some are even referring to what they publish as "episodes" and "seasons" rather than "books."
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Three law enforcement officers are dead and at least three more are wounded in Baton Rouge, La. this morning. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Jesse Hardman of member station WWNO about the latest.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
This week, video brought us real people dying in real time. It wasn't in Bangladesh; it wasn't in Baghdad. It was here at home. When violence becomes the norm, how do we not become numb?
Monday, June 20, 2016
Lynn Neary wonders whether the latest "
Harry Potter story" (technically the script of a new play) merits the marketing push it's getting.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Emma Cline's debut novel was inspired by the infamous Manson family murders. But Cline says it wasn't the cult that fascinated her — it was the young girls who were so taken by it.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
The legendary editor nurtured the likes of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. But it was taming Thomas Wolfe's massive tomes that was perhaps his greatest feat. Now, that struggle has inspired a film.
Sunday, June 05, 2016
Straub's new book,
Modern Lovers, is a tale of old friendships, secrets and family entanglements set in a part of Brooklyn writers often ignore: leafy, largely residential Ditmas Park.
Saturday, May 07, 2016
A woman is suing Starbucks for putting too much ice in her iced coffee. NPR's Lynn Neary wonders if asking the barista for light ice could fix things, then decries the Starbucks' naming conventions.