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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:00:13 -0500Mohsin Hamid's new novel imagines a country, never specified, swollen with refugees from an ongoing conflict — and a series of mysterious doors that appear, offering escape, but also displacement.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:45:40 -0500Kay Redfield Jamison's new book describes how Lowell's manic-depressive illness influenced his life and work. "His manias tended to lead him into writing a fresh kind of poetry," she says.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:14 -0500Mark O'Connell's new book is a lucid, soulful look at the transhumanist movement — a group who believe that direct interface between humans and machines is the only way forward for our species.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:23:00 -0500Tressie McMillan Cottom delves into the hopes and dreams of students outside the traditional college path.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:00 -0500One 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.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:52:00 -0500National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every captive animal species in the world. He talks about getting an arctic fox to hold still, and Photoshopping out poop.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:40 -0500Writer Alia Malek's new book is The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria. She talks about why she chose to tell the story of Syria through her grandmother's apartment in Damascus.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:39 -0500In Angie Thomas' novel, Starr Carter lives in a gang-ravaged area and goes to a school where she's one of only a few black students. She talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her book The Hate U Give.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Lionel Shriver about her outspoken views on cultural appropriation and what she feels is oversensitivity of the left.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Rowan Hisayo Buchanan about her debut novel, Harmless Like You, a story of how we inherit pain from our parents, and inevitably pass it to our descendants.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500Yiyun Li's first book of nonfiction is an unusual memoir — one that examines her depression and suicidal thoughts by drifting through her memories and thoughts on literature.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:48:00 -0500Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500From its origins as a happy accident 10,000 years ago, to its role as the centerpiece of a school "rebellion," the tabletop staple has had quite a life. A new book tells the story.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:13 -0500As part of our occasional series on storytelling in video games, we're looking at a game where the story fails: Shadow of Mordor, which won awards for its gameplay, but lacks a compelling narrative.