Let's Talk About Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club' Sequel

OPB | July 23, 2014 11:03 a.m.

It seems that everyone is breaking the first and second rule of Fight Club, 15 years after its publication ("Do not talk about Fight Club!"). That’s because author Chuck Palahniuk has announced that there will officially be a "Fight Club 2," due out May 2015.

How Bad Can He Be? Only The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

NPR | July 20, 2014 9:08 a.m.

Author Douglas Coupland tells NPR's Arun Rath that he's not exactly sure how the lead character of his new novel entered his mind. This story originally aired on Morning Edition on April 19.

Amazon Launches Subscription Service For E-Books

NPR | July 18, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Kindle Unlimited will give readers access to over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. The service was short on newer releases when it launched Friday.

Jamil Ahmad, Who Published Debut Novel At 79, Dies At 83

NPR | July 16, 2014 7:32 a.m.

Pakistani award-winning author Jamil Ahmad has died at the age of 83. Steve Inskeep revisits an interview with the author of "The Wandering Falcon" — who published his debut novel at the age of 79.

An Army Wife Charts Her Struggles In 'No Man's War'

NPR | July 15, 2014 12:52 p.m.

In her new book, Angela Ricketts writes about raising three kids while her husband deployed eight times over 22 years. Each separation "kind of blackens your soul," she says.

With Bright Benches, London Shows Off Its Love Of Books

NPR | July 15, 2014 10:36 a.m.

The National Literacy Trust commissioned 50 artists to paint benches with scenes from famous books and placed them around London for the summer.

En Garde! 'Traitor's Blade' Delivers Adventure At Swordpoint

NPR | July 15, 2014 10:19 a.m.

Former fight choreographer Sebastien de Castell's debut novel is a little heavy on the swordplay — but the story of a disgraced king's guard fighting for honor and justice packs plenty of punch.

For Caine Prize Winner, Writing Went From Phase To Way Of Life

NPR | July 15, 2014 9:20 a.m.

The Caine Prize for African Writing was awarded on Monday to Kenyan Okwiri Oduor. Oduor joins guest host Jacki Lyden, along with last year's winner, Tope Folarin, to talk about the prize.

Was The Green Turtle The First Asian-American Superhero?

NPR | July 15, 2014 8:39 a.m.

A new graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang re-imagines the Green Turtle, a mysterious superhero created during World War II, as the American-born son of Chinese immigrants.

How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

NPR | July 14, 2014 12:34 p.m.

Virginia furniture owner John Bassett III was determined to beat out foreign competitors. Author Beth Macy documents him, and the collapse of the U.S. furniture industry, in her new book, Factory Man.

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