The latest news about books from NPR

December 2nd, 2022


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
NPR's Juana Summers talks with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, who compiled a book of lead sheets by women composers after she couldn't find one herself. Her book is called "New Standards."
Author: Noah Caldwell
Posted: November 28, 2022, 9:25 pm
What is the cost of perfection? NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Rae Meadows about her new novel, "Winterland." It tells the story of Soviet gymnasts and the system that made and often broke them.
Author: David Folkenflik
Posted: November 27, 2022, 1:14 pm
NPR's David Folkenflik talks with journalist Paddy Manning about challenges ahead for the Murdoch media empire. Manning is out with a book about Rupert Murdoch's eldest son and heir apparent.
Author: David Folkenflik
Posted: November 27, 2022, 12:59 pm
Scott Simon speaks to journalist Maria Ressa about her new book, "How to Stand Up to a Dictator," and about the role of journalism in authoritarian states.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: November 26, 2022, 12:58 pm
This year's selection of visual delights highlights the work of artists and designers who have made an enduring impact, including Lucian Freud, Elsa Schiaparelli and Patti Smith.
Author: Heller McAlpin
Posted: November 26, 2022, 12:00 pm