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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.



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Former Tennis Player James Blake On Athletes And Activism

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Retired tennis player James Blake has written a book about athletes who take on social causes after he was tackled by a police officer. He talks with Rachel Martin about his book Ways of Grace.



'The Strange Death Of Europe' Warns Against Impacts Of Immigration

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Douglas Murray about his new book, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. He argues that European civilization is dying as a result of immigration.



'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:33:00 -0400

In The Best Land Under Heaven, Michael Wallis chronicles the saga of a band of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism after getting stranded en route West. He says "there's so much more" to the story.



Why Social Disconnect Helps To Fan The Flames Of Bigotry

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:57:00 -0400

Poet Nikky Finney says we are living in dangerous times, where we must struggle every day to find meaning. But she tells Rachel Martin that it is an electrifying time to be an artist.



On Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:28:00 -0400

The first Harry Potter book came out 20 years ago today. One year later, in 1998, was the first time we mentioned the book, on All Things Considered. Here's Margot Adler's piece in its entirety.



A New Delhi Family Learns To Navigate Wealth After A 'Windfall'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:06:18 -0400

Diksha Basu's new novel was inspired by the explosion of wealth she saw in 1990s India. She says money is a complex thing, and it takes a while for her characters to see that.



The Call-In: Your Questions About Making Relationships Last

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:06:00 -0400

It's wedding season! For this week's Call-In, Mandy Len Catron, author of the new book How to Fall in Love with Anyone, answers your questions about love and relationships.



'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:16:00 -0400

Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, "You cannot be serious!" at one official. Now, decades later, he says it's a "miracle" if he goes a full day without hearing that line.



'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:00 -0400

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.



'The End of Eddy' Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

In The End of Eddy, French author Edouard Louis writes about his experience growing up gay and abused in industrial France. He speaks to NPR's Melissa Block.



Updating Frankenstein For The Age of Black Lives Matter

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:13:00 -0400

The classic tale of the Monster resurrected from the dead gets a new treatment in Victor LaValle's new limited-series comic.



ExxonMobil Uses Carbon Tax Strategy To Its Advantage, Author Says

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

ExxonMobil and several other oil companies are backing a Republican-led plan for a carbon tax. Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Coll, author of the book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.



In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:39:00 -0400

In Raven Rock, Garrett Graff describes the bunkers designed to protect U.S. leaders in the event of a catastrophe. One Cold War-era plan put the post office in charge of cataloging the dead.



Eddie Izzard: Coming Out Gave Me The Confidence For Everything Else

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:40:00 -0400

Fair warning: There are no actual jazz chickens in Eddie Izzard's new Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens. But it does provide insight into what makes the acclaimed comedian tick.



Sherman Alexie Says He's Been 'Indian Du Jour' For A 'Very Long Day'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:45:00 -0400

Alexie is excited for a new generation of Native American writers to come on the scene, "so I don't have to answer all the questions," he says. His new memoir is You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.