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December 5th, 2022


Crescent Dragonwagon was in her 20s when she wrote a story told entirely in dialogue between a mother and her child. Now, she's updating her 1977 text with new illustrations by Jessica Love.
Author: Samantha Balaban
Posted: December 4, 2022, 12:48 pm
An acrobat loses his nerve and gets a regular job, but a moment comes when he must perform. Mac Barnett and illustrator Marla Frazee talk about their children's book "The Great Zapfino."
Posted: December 3, 2022, 12:45 pm
Artist and writer Shaun Tan makes creatures that have a wild mix of mechanical and animal-like features. His new book, "Creature," is a collection of his drawings, paintings, and reflections.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: December 3, 2022, 12:45 pm
Intense storms ravage Florida. Heat makes it deadly during the day, but a few people stay. NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Lily Brooks-Dalton about her new novel, "The Light Pirate."
Author: Sarah McCammon
Posted: December 3, 2022, 12:45 pm
It's been a busy season for celebrity memoirs. A-listers from the worlds of Hollywood, music, journalism and royalty dish their own stories in these recent and upcoming books.
Author: Pilar Galvan
Posted: December 3, 2022, 11:01 am
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist faced criminal charges in the Philippines after her news site's reporting angered government officials. How to Stand Up to a Dictator is her new memoir.
Author: Dave Davies
Posted: November 30, 2022, 6:45 pm
Some years, this annual book list falls into a pattern: like stand-out memoirs or dystopian fiction. But 2022 could not be contained, and these titles sprawl all over the place in subject and form.
Author: Maureen Corrigan
Posted: November 30, 2022, 5:02 pm
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with author Jas Hammonds about their new book, "We Deserve Monuments."
Author: Karen Zamora
Posted: November 29, 2022, 9:21 pm
Invasion author Luke Harding began reporting from Ukraine in December 2021 and was in Kyiv the night before the Russian invasion began. "There is no mood inside Ukrainian society to yield," he says.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: November 29, 2022, 4:40 pm
Actor and writer Rob Delaney speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about his latest memoir: A Heart That Works. It's about the death of his young son Henry, who had brain cancer.
Posted: November 29, 2022, 10:03 am