Lynn Neary

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Where Author Jacqueline Woodson Would Like To Take Young People's Literature In 2018

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang passed the baton to his successor Jacqueline Woodson on Tuesday. NPR takes a look at where young people's literature is now and where the new ambassador would like to take it in the coming year.


Fred Bass, Owner Of Landmark NYC Bookstore, Dies At 89

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Fred Bass took over The Strand bookstore in New York City from his father and spent most of his long life working in the store which he built into a literary landmark. He died Wednesday at age 89.


In 'The Power,' Women Develop A Weapon That Changes Everything

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Naomi Alderman's new novel imagines a world in which women suddenly pose a physical threat to men. Alderman says it was gratifying to imagine how characters might use that power to fight back.


As She Turns 90, Suspense Still Thrills Author Mary Higgins Clark

Monday, December 18, 2017

Known as the "queen of suspense," Higgins Clark still publishes two books a year. She says the greatest compliment she gets is when someone tells her, "'I read your darn book till 4 in the morning.'"


Bookseller's Foray Into Hollywood Is A Dickens Of A Tale

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mitch Kaplan runs Books & Books in Miami, and helped start the popular Miami Book Fair. Now, he's making movies based on books, like the new Charles Dickens biopic The Man Who Invented Christmas.


'Mad Men' Creator Defends Himself Against Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Allegations of sexual harassment interrupted Matthew Weiner's book tour to promote his debut novel, Heather: The Totality. A former writer on Mad Men accused him of a sexually inappropriate remark.


National Book Awards, The Industry's Oscars, Awarded In New York

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The National Book Foundation added some star power to its annual awards ceremony. President Bill Clinton and Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway were on hand as presenters.


'Mad Men' Creator Says Writing A Novel Is Nothing Like TV Writing

Monday, November 06, 2017

Matthew Weiner's first novel is Heather, the Totality. It's a character study of a well-to-do New York family — and a violence-prone construction worker who becomes obsessed with their daughter.


Amy Tan Revisits The Roots Of Her Writing Career In 'Where The Past Begins'

Monday, October 16, 2017

In a new memoir, the Joy Luck Club author searches her past for the sources of her creativity. She says, "I certainly think that the bad experiences ... shaped me as a writer."


Chris Jackson And The Book Industry's Attempts To Diversify

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Chris Jackson is revitalizing One World, a division of Random House known for publishing black authors. To celebrate, it's releasing Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.


British Writer Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Swedish Academy has chosen Kazuo Ishiguro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday morning. Ishiguro's most well-known work is likely The Remains of the Day, a 1989 novel.


No Shortlist Of Nominees For The Nobel Prize In Literature

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Every year, speculation spreads from the literati to the betting houses and every year many of the same names turn up on the list of potential winners.


In 'Forest Dark,' A Building In Israel Connects 2 Searching Souls

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Nicole Krauss' new novel, Forest Dark, tells two stories concurrently: a man at the end of a financially successful life searching for meaning, and a younger woman writer searching for meaning as her marriage collapses. The only thing that connects them is a building on the other side of the world.


Conservative Publisher Quits 'NYT' Best-Seller List

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Conservative book publisher Regnery has announced that it will no longer use the New York Times best-seller list in its promotional materials. Regnery says it is biased.


In 'A Legacy Of Spies,' John Le Carré Goes Back Out In 'The Cold'

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says pop culture doesn't usually get espionage right — but le Carré comes close. His new novel is a kind of prequel to 1963's The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.


I Saved Every Letter You Wrote Me: The Library of Congress Digitizes Hamilton

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

For fans of Hamilton and history alike, the Library of Congress has put the hippest founding father online by digitizing Alexander Hamilton's papers and making them available on the library's website.


Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Barnes & Noble is experimenting with food, Amazon is replicating its online business and an indie shop aims to be part of the community. Ultimately, they all want to sell more books.


Something New For Baby To Chew On: Rocket Science And Quantum Physics

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Chris Ferrie's board books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity to toddlers and babies. What can parents do to make the concepts resonate?


Writer Elin Hilderbrand, 'Queen Of Summer,' Wears Her Crown Proudly

Monday, July 03, 2017

Hilderbrand reigns over the summer book market with her breezy novels, mostly set in Nantucket. Even if you're in a drab office, she says, if you're reading one of her books, you're at the beach.


Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the the country's new poet laureate. She's the author of three collections of poetry and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.