Lynn Neary

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Travel Disasters Bring Out The Best, The Worst ... And The Cannibalism

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tales about travel don't always end well: Planes crash into jungles and ships run aground. For NPR's "Book Your Trip" series, Lynn Neary considers the rich genre of travel disaster literature.


Writer Nadine Gordimer Captured Apartheid's Contradictions

Monday, July 14, 2014

The South African Nobel laureate was an associate of Nelson Mandela's, and while she was never imprisoned, several of her books were banned by the government. She died Sunday at the age of 90.


In Dispute With Hachette, Amazon Aims New Volley At Authors

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Amazon fired the latest salvo in its ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette over e-book rates, suggesting authors get all of the revenue from e-book sales. Hachette was measured in its response.


Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Bestsellers published by traditional means accused Amazon of "unfair pricing." Self-published authors penned a stinging critique of traditional publishing.


Award-Winning Children's Book Author Walter Dean Myers Dies

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Myers captured what it was like to be young and black while growing up in the city. As he often said, he wrote books he would have wanted to read as a kid. Myers died after a brief illness. He was 76.


Almost Intermediate: Adults Learn Lessons In 'Late Starters Orchestra'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ari Goldman is a member of the Late Starters Orchestra for adults who want to take up a musical instrument. The musicians play in a strictly enforced egalitarian and non-judgmental environment.


How Rhythm Carries A Poem, From Head To Heart

Friday, June 20, 2014

Poetry has deep roots in music — in fact, in some cultures, poetry and song are the same word. Edward Hirsch, author of A Poet's Glossary, explains how poets use rhythm to reach their readers.


From 'The Magic Tree House,' Kids Branch Out To Chapter Books

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The series uses simple language and fanciful adventures to introduce kids to literature, history and science. Author Mary Pope Osborne has visited some 1,800 schools, giving away her books to kids.


Court OKs Universities' Quest To Turn To More Digital Copies Of Books

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

An appeals court has ruled against a group of authors, deciding in favor of a consortium of universities in a case that hinged on copyright law and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Amazon's Pricing Dispute Sets Book Expo Buzzing

Monday, June 02, 2014

The dispute between retail giant Amazon and publisher Hachette was big news at Book Expo America. Writers, publishers and agents are wondering what the rift could mean for the future of books.


Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Angelou refused to speak for much of her childhood and revealed the scars of her past in her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She opened doors for black and female writers.


Larry McMurtry Loves The West, But Knocks The Cowboy Off His High Horse

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist says the myth of the cowboy feels "hollow." The Last Kind Words Saloon is a spare and unsentimental story about two Western icons, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.


One NYC Indie Bookstore Survives By Being Small And Specialized

Saturday, May 03, 2014

As bookstores both large and small close across the country, Posman Books, a niche-focused, nimble bookseller, is about to open its fourth store in Manhattan.


'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless

Monday, April 14, 2014

John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl story is "about haves and have-nots," says one scholar, "and that story is getting increasingly urgent." The book was first published April 14, 1939.


Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A German-based group called PediaPress estimates that a print version of the ever-evolving, online encyclopedia would fill more than 1,000 1,200-page volumes. Now they just need $50,000 to do it.


'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In his new memoir, sous chef Michael Gibney spends 24 hours on the line, capturing the rhythm of a New York restaurant kitchen — from quiet morning prep work to dinner hour in full swing.


Common Core Creates Opportunities For Publishers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New education standards called Common Core are being adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. That has created an opportunity for trade publishers.


Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A new study by Pew Research Internet Project has a surprise: people who use the old-school local library also tend to be highly engaged with technology.


From Uganda To The Midwest, 'All Our Names' Draws Portraits Of Love

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Dinaw Mengestu is known for writing about the immigrant experience, but his latest novel takes a slightly different tack: It's about love born out of loneliness and need, and complicated by war.


When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, VIDA has tallied the gender breakdown in prominent literary journals. Some outlets, like The New York Times Book Review, have grown more equal; others, not so much.