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NPR interviews with top authors and the NPR Book Tour, a weekly feature and podcast where leading authors read and discuss their writing. Subscribe to the RSS feed.

Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:00 -0500

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'The End We Start From' Chronicles Motherhood In The Midst Of Crisis

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:00 -0500

Megan Hunter's new book follows a woman and her newborn who flee an epic flood. "What would it be like if there was an environmental crisis ... in London," she asks, "and where would people go?"

In 'Spineless,' How Jellyfish Have Survived Throughout Time

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

Jellyfish may seem like simple sea creatures, but their translucent bodies and stinging abilities have allowed them to survive for millions of years. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks about jellyfish with Juli Berwald, author the new book, Spineless.

Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:47:39 -0500

"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says Guardian reporter Luke Harding. His new book is Collusion.

Charles Manson, Leader Of Murderous Cult, Dies At 83

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:53:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Jeff Guinn, author of Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, about the cult leader's death. Manson has been in prison for orchestrating a series of murders in 1969.

'With Ash On Their Faces': The Story And Struggle Of The Yazidi

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:58 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Cathy Otten about With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State, her book about the history and personal stories of the religious minority.

'The Bad Food Bible' Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:44:30 -0500

In his new book, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains that there might be less evidence against some notoriously bad foods than we think. In fact, maybe we should be eating some of them more often.

Joe Biden Remembers His Son In His New Memoir

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:43:03 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin spoke with Biden this week about his new memoir, his family and the Anita Hill case.

A Lady From 1881 Gets A New Portrait In 'Mrs. Osmond'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:19:01 -0500

Man Booker Prize winner John Banville has written a sequel to Henry James' The Portrait Of A Lady. 'It was my initial foolhardiness and overweening pride that made me do it,' he says.

Cartoonist Reza Farazmand Walks Us Through Some Of His 'Comics For A Strange World'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:00:02 -0500

We asked the artist behind the popular webcomic Poorly Drawn Lines to share the thinking behind a few of the hilariously deadpan comics from his latest book.

Priest Responds To Gang Members' 'Lethal Absence Of Hope' With Jobs, And Love

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:28:13 -0500

Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle has spent 30 years working in LA with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. His new book is Barking to the Choir.

A Book On 'Bunk' For Our Post-Truth Times

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:51:00 -0500

Poet and critic Kevin Young attempts to make sense of a worsening surge in hoaxes — from plagiarism to fake news — in a new deeply researched history.

Author Explores A Dark History Through A Magical Story In 'Rise Of The Jumbies'

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:52:00 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Tracey Baptiste about her new novel. Drawing on myths of her native Trinidad and Tobago, Baptiste tackles the history of the slave trade for young readers.

Robert Reich Shows Off His Cartooning Skills In 'Economics In Wonderland'

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:00:21 -0500

"Economic concepts don't readily lend themselves to cartoons," says the former secretary of Labor, a talented cartoonist who's put a lot of thought into drawing abstract ideas like tax expenditures.

Helping Refugees Is The Test Of Our Times, David Miliband Says

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:07:01 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, about his new book, Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time.

Paul Hollywood Recounts His 'Baker's Life,' From Ginger Biscuits To Fancy Cakes

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:07:01 -0500

Paul Hollywood shot to fame as the gimlet-eyed judge on the Great British Bake-Off. His new book is a memoir in recipes, beginning with childhood favorites and ending with special-occasion bakes.