Author Ann Patchett discusses her bookstore Parnassus Books and her newest essay collection, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage.
NPR | Dec. 04, 2013 6:42 a.m.
Dickinson wrote a series of late poems on used envelopes, now collected in The Gorgeous Nothings.
OPB | Dec. 03, 2013 1:30 p.m.
The gift will support a study track that dives deep into cartoons, graphic novels and more.
OPB | Nov. 29, 2013 midnight
Salman Rushdie, who went into hiding after his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses prompted the Ayatollah Khomeini to call for his death, has written a memoir about his experience.
OPB | Nov. 19, 2013 midnight
Karen Karbo's book Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life is a collection of rules for living modeled after Julia Child's life. Watch Karbo read an excerpt from the book.
OPB | Nov. 22, 2013 midnight
Deli owner and cookbook coauthor Nick Zukin talks about the resurgence in deli craftsmanship and shares three holiday recipes.
OPB | Nov. 20, 2013 10:55 p.m.
Lewis and Clark professor Mary Szybist won the National Book Award poetry prize for her collection, Incarnadine.
NPR | Dec. 10, 2013 12:30 p.m.
With the latest Hobbit movie opening this week, we offer a menu for feasting, Middle-earth style.
NPR | Dec. 10, 2013 10 a.m.
The heroine of Agnete Friis and Lene Kaaberbol's Death of a Nightingale can't stop rescuing people.
NPR | Dec. 10, 2013 7:45 a.m.
NPR's Book Concierge can help you find gifts for nieces and nephews who already have everything.
NPR | Dec. 10, 2013 5:34 a.m.
Also: Joan Didion on Martha Stewart; Alice Munro's Nobel interview.
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 1:56 p.m.
Novelist Delia Ephron says that losing her older sister Nora was like "losing an arm."
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 1:21 p.m.
Hyperbole and a Half covers everything from grammar pet peeves ("a lot" vs. "alot") to depression.
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 1:12 p.m.
Historian Maureen Ogle's new book examines the rise of our modern industrial meat system.
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 9:45 a.m.
Writing new stories based on characters in an existing book is a fine old literary tradition.
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 7:11 a.m.
Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings gave Roshi Fernando strength in the face of trauma.
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 4:29 a.m.
Also: more literary celebrations of Nelson Mandela; the best book coming out this week.