Lynn Neary

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This 'Broken Ornament' Led To Christmas Magic

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Award-winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi got the idea for his new children's book when his own daughter accidentally dropped a beloved Christmas ornament, and he made up a story to comfort her. W


Music Of All Kinds Was Celebrated At 41st Kennedy Center Honors

Monday, December 03, 2018

A number of celebrities paid tribute Sunday night to the five Kennedy Center honorees: Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter, Philip Glass, Cher, and the team behind the hit Broadway show Hamilton.


Book Awards Honor Translated Literature For The First Time Since 1983

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The U.S. publishing industry honored its stars Wednesday night in New York City at the National Book Awards. The lifetime achievement award went to Isabel Allende.


10 Years Since 'The Hunger Games' Began

Friday, November 02, 2018

It's been 10 years since the The Hunger Games, the first book in the popular trilogy that became a blockbuster film series, published. We look at how the current political climate is reflected.


You Might Learn A 'Little' About Madame Tussaud In New Novel Based On Her Life

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Edward Carey's new novel Little, which he also illustrated, is based on the mysterious life of Madame Tussaud and the origins of her famous wax museum.


What's Cookin', Kiddo? America's Test Kitchen Unveils Book For Young Chefs

Sunday, October 21, 2018

NPR's Lynn Neary drops in on a cooking session with America's Test Kitchen Kids editor in chief and an 8-year-old chef to try one of more than 100 recipes for foods that kids love to eat — and make.


Man Booker Prize For Fiction Goes To 'Milkman' By Anna Burns

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

For the first time, a writer from Northern Ireland has won the prestigious award. The story draws on Burns' own experiences during "the troubles."


'The Times They Are A-Changin" Still Speaks To Our Changing Times

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Bob Dylan classic came out in 1963 and was embraced by the civil rights and anti-war movements. Decades later, young people are finding it vibrates with new meaning.


'We The Animals' Becomes A Film, And The Author Approves

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Jeremiah Zagar's first fiction feature adapts Justin Torres' debut novel. "I didn't want it to be, like, poverty porn or like a Lifetime domestic violence film," Torres says. "And he got that."


V.S. Naipaul, Controversial Author And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 85

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and his relationship to his birthplace was nothing if not complicated. He was often criticized for the way he depicted developing countries in his novels.


Gillian Flynn's 'Sharp Objects' Is A Whodunit ... And A Who Is She?

Friday, July 06, 2018

Amy Adams stars as Camille Preaker in the HBO adaptation of the mystery novel. Flynn helped adapt the book for the screen, and says the story is a murder mystery wrapped around a character study.


HUD And National Book Foundation Work To Promote Reading In Public Housing

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The National Book Foundation has partnered with the Department of Housing and Urban Development on a literacy program aimed at getting books into the hands of kids and adults living in public housing.


Native American Author Tommy Orange Feels A 'Burden To Set The Record Straight'

Friday, June 08, 2018

In his debut novel, There There, Orange explores what it means to be an urban Indian. He says, "Native people look like a lot of different things. ... And we just need a new story to build from."


Tommy Orange's 'There There' Has A Wide Cast Of Native American Characters

Thursday, June 07, 2018

In his new novel, Tommy Orange introduces 12 different characters who converge on a powwow in Oakland, Calif. Orange is part of a new generation of Native American writers.


A Book Club Watches The Movie 'Book Club'

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Book Club stars four women of a "certain age" whose book club helps to reinvigorate their romantic lives. We tagged along with a real-life book club to see the film.


How Philip Roth's Writing Transcended The Narrow Confines Of A Culture

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Philip Roth, one of the country's most celebrated writers, has died at 85. Roth was known for work that was funny, often gross, and deeply connected to his Jewish roots. He won numerous awards, and was often talked about as a contender for the Nobel prize.


Tom Wolfe, Author Of 'Bonfire Of The Vanities,' Dies At 88

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Best-selling author Tom Wolfe, one of the pioneers of what came to be called "the new journalism," died at a hospital in New York.


In Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon,' Language Is The Key To Understanding

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

The book is based on conversations Hurston had with Cudjo Lewis, who was brought to this country on the last trans-Atlantic slave ship. It's a unique document of Lewis' life before and after slavery.


Author Junot Diaz Faces Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Author Junot Diaz has been accused of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse by several women.


Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon' Gets Published, More Than 60 Years Later

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Harlem Renaissance star Zora Neale Hurston is the author of a book only now being published. It's called Barracoon and it spent more than 60 years accessible only to academics.