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The Peripheral: A Sci-Fi Thriller

Monday, November 10, 2014

William Gibson is back with The Peripheral, a novel about a brother and sister who become involved in what could be a game covering up murder.

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Assaf Gavron's new Novel Takes on Charged Geo-Political Issues with Satire

Friday, November 07, 2014

One of Israel’s most acclaimed young novelists tells us about his novel The Hilltop, which is both a serious and satirical look at the complex, often absurd reality of life in Israel.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Addressing Sexism in NY's Art World in the Novel The Blazing World

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Siri Hustvedt talks about her new novel, The Blazing World, which has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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Alice McDermott's Charming Billy

Monday, October 27, 2014

This 1998 National Book Award winning novel is about first love, buried secrets, and the life of an Irish American drinker in Queens.

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On The Media

Want to Make a Bot That'll Write a Novel? November is the Time to do it.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

November is National Novel Writing Month. This year, for the second time, it's also National Novel Generation Month
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Marilynne Robinson on Her New Novel, Lila

Monday, October 20, 2014

The author returns to the town of Gilead, the setting of her earlier novel, to tell the story of a girl on the fringes of society who finds a new life in an Iowa town.

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Living in the National Security State

Thursday, October 16, 2014

James Risen outlines the hidden costs of the war on terror. Jane Smiley discusses Some Luck. Kristen Stewart and director Peter Sattler talk about "Camp X-Ray."

The Leonard Lopate Show

Jane Smiley's New Novel, Some Luck

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thirty years in the life of an Iowa family, from the 1930s through the 1950s.

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Geopolitics, 3-D Printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, Cancer, and Sex in Filmmaker David Cronenberg's Debut Novel

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Director of "The Fly," "A History of Violence," and "Eastern Promises," talks about writing his debut novel, Consumed.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

This Month We're Reading Mary Gordon's 'Pearl'

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Read it along with the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club and tune in when the author discusses it on October 1.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Promises of the Postwar Era in Matthew Thomas's Novel We Are Not Ourselves

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The debut novel charts the story of the American Century and the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Benefits of Self-Control and Viggo Mortensen

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Why willpower is important. Hossein Amini and Viggo Mortensen on “The Two Faces of January.” The novel We Are Not Ourselves. A close look at the the Ebola epidemic.

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Daniel Kehlmann Looks at Family, Fortune, Fraud, and Fate in His New Novel

Monday, September 22, 2014

F: A Novel story explores family, fortune, fraud, and fate.

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Soundcheck

Pick Three: David Mitchell

Friday, September 19, 2014

The author of Cloud Atlas and his latest, The Bone Clocks, shares three favorite songs as part of Soundcheck's Pick Three series.

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Brutality and Beauty in James Ellroy's New Noir Novel Perfidia

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The master of the crime thriller discusses his novel Perfidia, set in Los Angeles during World War II.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

In Peter Heller's New Novel, an Artist Flees Santa Fe for a Secluded Life

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Painter is a story about a painter who abandons the Santa Fe art scene of to start fresh in rural Colorado and try to cope with his dark impulses.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ian McEwan on Religion, Law and His New Novel The Children Act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In The Children Act, a teenaged boy refuses lifesaving medical treatment for religious reasons, and a judge must decide if the secular court should overrule faith.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tough Topics: A Guide to the Global Economy, Promising Cancer Research

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How the global economy actually works. Peter Heller's The Painter. Ian McEwan's The Children Act. Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at whether it’s possible to cure cancer without killing it.

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David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks' Travels Through Time and Universes

Monday, September 15, 2014

A mystery echo's through every decade of a character's life, affecting everyone she loves—even the people who are not yet born.

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An Uneasy New Life in Dubai in Joseph O'Neill's Novel The Dog

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The author of the award-winning novel Netherland discusses his new novel, The Dog, a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai. 

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