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Posted: 2019-07-15 17:08:06
New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum won't appear on panels pitting TV against movies or books. "Everything is valuable in its own way and they don't need to be in tension with one another," she...
Posted: 2019-07-14 21:08:00
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, about the process of adapting the Mueller Report into a graphic novel.
Posted: 2019-07-14 21:08:00
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah, winner of the 2019 Caine Prize for African Literature, about her short story Skinned.
Posted: 2019-07-14 12:21:43
New Thriller 'The Chain' Has An Origin Almost As Exciting As Its Plot
Novelist Adrian McKinty had several books and prestigious awards under his belt — but no one was buying, and he'd given up writing to drive an Uber when a blog post led to some new opportunities.
Posted: 2019-07-13 21:12:00
Thomas Abt Talks New Book On Urban Violence, 'Bleeding Out'
NPR's Michel Martin talks with researcher Thomas Abt about his book Bleeding Out, which offers strategies for stopping urban violence.
Posted: 2019-07-13 12:26:39
Colson Whitehead On 'The Nickle Boys'
NPR's Scott Simon talks to acclaimed novelist Colson Whitehead about his new novel, The Nickle Boys, which is based on the horrors of a real juvenile reformatory academy.
Posted: 2019-07-12 19:29:48
Keith Hernandez On Baseball, 'Seinfeld' And Being His Own 'Worst Enemy'
The former first baseman played on championship teams with the Cardinals and Mets, and made a memorable appearance on Seinfeld. His memoir is I'm Keith Hernandez. Originally broadcast June 4,...
Posted: 2019-07-10 17:00:23
Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback?
We talked to Angela Saini, author of the new book Superior: The Return of Race Science, about how race isn't real (but you know...still is), and how race science crept its way into the 21st century.
Posted: 2019-07-09 17:25:26
Rulings On Gerrymandering And The Census Could Define The Political Future
Mother Jones journalist Ari Berman says recent Supreme Court decisions on redistricting and the 2020 census citizenship question will help determine which party is in power in the next decade.
Posted: 2019-07-09 09:05:00
In 'The Book Of Collateral Damage,' An Accounting Of What Baghdad Lost
The novelist and poet Sinan Antoon, raised in Iraq and now living in New York, returned home following the 2003 U.S. occupation. That experience inspired his new work of fiction.

Posted: 2019-07-15 11:00:08
Elizabeth Lim's new young adult novel follows a girl who disguises herself as a boy and sets off for the emperor's court in place of her ailing father, who's been summoned as an imperial tailor.
Posted: 2019-07-14 14:00:17
Beatriz Williams' new novel follows a woman searching for her missing husband in London during World War II, jumping back and forth in time to show all the people and events that led her there.
Posted: 2019-07-12 14:17:00
New York Times columnist Margaret Renkl astonishes with her essays, a woven tapestry that makes one of all the world's beings that strive to live — and, in one way or another, face mortality.
Posted: 2019-07-12 14:00:21
'Delayed Rays Of A Star' Sheds Light On 3 Film Legends
Amanda Lee Koe's new novel was inspired by a famous photograph — Anna May Wong, Marlene Dietrich and the notorious actress and director Leni Riefenstahl, posing together at a Berlin party in...
Posted: 2019-07-12 11:00:18
3 Sisters Come Of Age, Dreamily, In 'Three Summers'
Margarita Liberaki's novel, first published in 1946, follows three young women growing up in the Athens countryside alongside a colorful cast of family members, secret-keeping servants and local...
Posted: 2019-07-11 14:00:17
'The Cuban Comedy' Walks The Line Between Politics And Poetry
Pablo Medina's The Cuban Comedy walks a fine line between poetry and political satire. It follows a woman in rural 1960s Cuba who longs to be a poet, and the troubles she faces when she succeeds.
Posted: 2019-07-11 11:00:03
Enter The Quarantine Around 'Wilder Girls' At Your Own Risk
Rory Power's debut novel combines creeping, corrupting body horror with the intense bonds between teenage girls at an isolated school for a post-apocalypse story that's fresh, horrible and beautiful.
Posted: 2019-07-10 13:01:19
Girls Captured By Boko Haram Brought Into Focus In 'Beneath The Tamarind Tree'
Former CNN journalist Isha Sesay argues that the Nigerian government, the media, and the public have failed the 276 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group five years ago.
Posted: 2019-07-10 11:00:30
'Saturday Night Ghost Club' Celebrates The Wonders And Horrors Of Being A Kid
Craig Davidson's new novel follows a group of kids through a strange summer of hunting urban legends — it's a coming-of-age story that's also about loss, particularly what we lose when we grow...
Posted: 2019-07-09 19:00:25
You've Heard 'Monstress' Is Great. But Just How Great Is It?
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's epic, gorgeous tale of a young woman with a monster inside her has won countless awards and been heaped with praise — but does it truly break new ground?