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October 26th, 2020


NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with author Harold McGee about his new book, Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells.
Posted: October 25, 2020, 11:51 am
Cixin Liu's latest collection — made up of several decades' worth of stories — showcases a science fiction that harks back to the earliest days of the genre, before grimdark or galactic empires.
Author: Jason Sheehan
Posted: October 25, 2020, 11:00 am
Right now, we have "an entire government apparatus designed to foster falsehoods," says editor Ellis Cose, who has written a new book, The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America.
Author: Michel Martin
Posted: October 24, 2020, 9:19 pm
Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, reflects on her past two decades of activism, the upcoming election and her new book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.
Author: Michel Martin
Posted: October 24, 2020, 1:37 pm
When Derrick Barnes began writing children's books 15 years ago, he didn't see Black kids — boys in particular — depicted in positive, affirming ways. His latest book is called I Am Every Good Thing.
Author: Samantha Balaban
Posted: October 24, 2020, 11:50 am
Bryan Washington's debut novel brings together an eclectic cast of characters who redefine family. He says he wanted to write about people operating from a place of love, rather than disdain or hate.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: October 24, 2020, 11:50 am
NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Elizabeth Bradley about the 200th anniversary of the publication of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Posted: October 24, 2020, 11:50 am
Alexa Martin draws on her own life for the latest in her series of football-themed romances. Snapped deals with some of the problems that plague the sport, but never loses sight of the love story.
Author: Denny S. Bryce
Posted: October 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Ailsa Chang talks with Don DeLillo about his novel, The Silence.
Posted: October 23, 2020, 8:16 pm
Some want escapist reads to distract themselves during these times, while others are turning to books that lean into the darkness and dread of the pandemic.
Author: Natalie Escobar
Posted: October 23, 2020, 7:30 pm