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April 16th, 2024


Sinister and visually stunning, the new Netflix series Ripley reminds us why Patricia Highsmith's book The Talented Mr. Ripley continues to influence popular culture.
Author: Carole V. Bell
Posted: April 15, 2024, 2:43 pm
Nearly two years after the renowned author was stabbed on stage in Chautauqua, N.Y., Rushdie's new memoir unpacks everything he's been feeling since the attack.
Author: Andrew Limbong
Posted: April 15, 2024, 2:07 pm
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about her late husband Dick Goodwin and her new book, An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s.
Posted: April 15, 2024, 9:08 am
Juleus Ghunta is a published children's author and award-winning poet. But growing up, he could barely read. That was until a teacher saw his potential.
Author: Laura Kwerel
Posted: April 15, 2024, 9:00 am
NPR's Books We Love is a roundup of favorite books of the year, sorted and tagged to help you find exactly what you're looking for. From the meet cutes to the happy endings and through all the ups and downs in between, we're recommending great books for people who love love and romance.
Author: Linda Holmes
Posted: April 15, 2024, 7:00 am
Self-loathing because of our looks can be second-nature for many of us. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Hilde Ostby about her memoir, "My Belly," which examines what's behind that feeling.
Author: Ayesha Rascoe
Posted: April 14, 2024, 12:02 pm
NPR's Scott Simon talks with poet Callie Siskel about her latest collection "Two Minds." Siskel lost her father when she was 12, and writes about making loss part of living.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: April 13, 2024, 1:10 pm
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Caleb Carr, author of the best-selling novel, "The Alienist." Carr has written a memoir, reflecting on his life through the companionship of his scrappy rescue cat, Masha.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: April 13, 2024, 11:53 am
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is out. We listen back to archival interviews with film historian Rudy Behlmer about the original 1933 King Kong and with Steve Ryfle about the original 1954 Godzilla.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: April 12, 2024, 5:23 pm
Ursula Villarreal-Moura's debut novel movingly portrays its protagonist coming to terms with an imbalanced, difficult, and sometimes harmful friendship that was also a key part of her life for years.
Author: Ilana Masad
Posted: April 12, 2024, 3:29 pm