Lynn Neary

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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.


What Makes A Good Whodunit? 'Magpie Murders' Author Spells It Out

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Anthony Horowitz's latest novel is a whodunit about whodunits. He says, "I wanted it to be ... a sort of a treatise on the whole genre of murder mystery writing."


Denis Johnson, Author Who Wrote 'Jesus' Son,' Dies At 67

Friday, May 26, 2017

Denis Johnson was best known for his 1992 short story collection Jesus' Son. He won the 2007 National Book Award for the novel, Tree of Smoke. Johnson died Thursday at age 67.


A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market.


Joshua Ferris On The 'Lack Of Self-Awareness' Of His Characters

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Joshua Ferris is best known for his book Then We Came To An End, a satirical depiction of office life. In The Dinner Party, he turns to short stories that take aim at the inner lives of clueless guys.


Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

Sunday, April 23, 2017

On his new album, Parking Lot Symphony, Troy Andrews keeps New Orleans' brass-band sound up-to-date. Thanks to a new generation of musicians, he says, "the future of the music is in good hands."


'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a best-seller list after the 2016 election. We reread the dystopian classic to prep for a new TV miniseries that begins next week.


In Ann Brashare's Latest, Two Kids From A Fractured Family Meet At Last

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The author behind the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series writes from experience — her parents divorced when she was young, and she says the divisions remain "to this day."


New Film Celebrates Emily Dickinson's Poetry And 'Quiet Passion'

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Many people find fascination in Dickinson's mysterious, reclusive life. But British film director Terence Davies says it was her poetry, more than her personal life, that drew him in.


Trump's Win Changed The Game For Publishers On The Left And The Right

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

For years, conservative publishers thrived as their readers flocked to books aimed directly at taking down the party in power. Now, with Republicans in control, they have to rethink their strategy.


New York Daily News And ProPublica Win Pulitzer For Public Service Journalism

Monday, April 10, 2017

Writers, editors and artists took home Pulitzer Prizes across 21 categories on Monday. Among the winners was author Colson Whitehead for his novel, The Underground Railroad.


'Beauty And The Beast' Follows A Tradition Of Animal-Human Love Stories

Sunday, March 19, 2017

All over the world there is folklore about animals and humans falling in love. Some think it could represent how people could value character more than appearance.


What's Inside 'The Hearts Of Men'? A New Novel Forages For Answers

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nickolas Butler's second novel unfolds over three generations at a Wisconsin Boy Scout camp. The story echoes Butler's own experience both at camp and learning about his father's affair.


Experts Or Censors? The Debate Over Authors' Use Of Sensitivity Readers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

One author sees them as an extension of the research she does for all her books; another worries they're being used as a risk management tool.