Lynn Neary appears in the following:
'Snow Child' Conveys Alaska's Wild Magic In Musical Form
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Eowyn Ivey's novel about a Alaskan homesteaders longing for a child — and the magical snow girl who appears to them — has been reimagined as a bluegrass-infused musical.
Novelist Richard Powers Finds New Stories Deep In Old Growth Forests
Thursday, April 19, 2018
In The Overstory, Powers explores how humans can revere ancient trees with "the same kind of sanctity that we reserve exclusively for ourselves."
'The Italian Teacher' Paints A Troubled Father-Son Relationship
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Tom Rachman's new novel The Italian Teacher takes place in the art world, where a bigger than life artist named Bear Bavinsky makes it hard for his adoring son to form his own indentity.
'It Just Felt Very Wrong': Sherman Alexie's Accusers Go On The Record
Monday, March 05, 2018
Author Sherman Alexie issued a statement in his own defense last week after allegations of sexual harassment began to circulate online. Now, several of the women accusing him are speaking to NPR.
W.E.B. Du Bois At 150
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The great African-American sociologist, historian and writer W.E.B. Du Bois was born 150 years ago this week. His classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, has been republished with a new introduction.
Winners Of 2018 Caldecott And Newbery Awards Announced
Monday, February 12, 2018
Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe won the Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature, and Matthew Cordell's Wolf in the Snow won the Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.
A Debut Author Imagines Herself Into Other Lives In 'Asymmetry'
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Lisa Halliday's new novel is made of stories that seem to have little to do with each other — partly autobiographical, and partly about lives and cultures that are far from her own.
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.