The latest news about books from NPR

July 2nd, 2022


NPR's Melissa Block talks with author Morgan Talty about his book, "Night of the Living Rez," a series of short stories about members of a Native American tribe wrestling with poverty and addiction.
Author: Melissa Block
Posted: July 2, 2022, 1:41 pm
Every year, we ask NPR staff and contributors to tell us about their favorite books. From a list of 167 books so far this year, here are the 14 that the most people chose as their top pick.
Author: Miranda Mazariegos
Posted: July 2, 2022, 9:00 am
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Valet on Hulu, watching wrestling, and a playlist crafted for the perfect summer vibe.
Author: Stephen Thompson
Posted: July 1, 2022, 9:00 pm
Eddie Muller's book, Dark City, chronicles film noir from the '40s and '50s. He says the genre draws on a "very dark vision of existence." Originally broadcast Oct. 21, 2022.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: July 1, 2022, 5:36 pm
From light romance and short fiction to thrillers, here's a list of books that are perfect companions as you retreat to the beach or pool to catch a break from the summer heat.
Author: Natalie Escobar
Posted: June 30, 2022, 8:27 pm
From Lahore's red-light district and the streets of Mexico to a fantastical underwater land of Korean fable, here are some picks that can immerse you in worlds wholly unlike your own.
Author: Rachel Martin
Posted: June 30, 2022, 9:06 am
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to author Rusha Latif, who embedded herself with Egyptian revolutionaries, and writes about what the world can learn from a defeated revolt in Tahrir's Youth.
Posted: June 30, 2022, 9:06 am
Books We Love is back early this year; for 2022, we're launching the first-ever summer edition, complete with 160+ recommendations from NPR staff and trusted critics.
Author: Natalie Escobar
Posted: June 30, 2022, 9:00 am
Set in the future, Johnson's new satirical novel, Invisible Things, takes place on one of Jupiter's many moons, where humans have created an artificial ecosystem designed to replicate life on Earth.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: June 29, 2022, 4:30 pm
NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Meron Hadero about her new book of short stories: A Down Home Meal for these Difficult Times.
Posted: June 29, 2022, 9:07 am