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March 28th, 2023


In Catherine Lacey's new genre-bending novel, Biography of X, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist realizes her spouse — a fierce and narcissistic artist — was not who she believed.
Author: Maureen Corrigan
Posted: March 28, 2023, 2:35 pm
Smith's poems reveal that his wonder at the world keeps him holding on to faith in the way the universe works. Ultimately, this collection points to our ability to trust in the face of volatility.
Author: Jeevika Verma
Posted: March 28, 2023, 11:22 am
Two brothers with an abusive father come of age in a new book for young adults, "Saints of the Household." NPR's Miles Parks talks with author Ari Tison about her novel.
Author: Miles Parks
Posted: March 26, 2023, 12:19 pm
The nonprofit, which has a mission to provide "universal access to all knowledge," says it will appeal the ruling.
Author: Joe Hernandez
Posted: March 26, 2023, 9:01 am
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rachel Heng about "The Great Reclamation." Starting in 1940's Singapore, the novel follows the life of a child amid the great power conflicts playing out in the region.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: March 25, 2023, 12:00 pm
Author Xelena Gonzalez and illustrator Adriana Garcia talk about rocks and about working together on their new children's book, "Where Wonder Grows," for our series "Picture This."
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: March 25, 2023, 12:00 pm
Fan fiction may not command the same respect as other literary pursuits, but it's a rich mode of expression, says one author who mounts a passionate case for the style.
Posted: March 23, 2023, 7:15 pm
This year is expected to set a record for the number of book bans by public school libraries, so many people are finding creative ways to make banned books available to young readers outside schools.
Author: Tovia Smith
Posted: March 23, 2023, 9:00 am
Shapiro co-hosts All Things Considered, co-stars in a cabaret act with Alan Cumming, and sings with the band Pink Martini. Now, he's written a book, a memoir called The Best Strangers in the World.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: March 22, 2023, 3:15 pm
Sebastian Barry's relentlessly bleak, stunning new novel follows his character Tom, a retired police detective, as his life is thrown into disarray when he's confronted with a past he'd rather forget.
Author: Michael Schaub
Posted: March 22, 2023, 9:32 am