Dec 5, 2013 — Also: Queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz has died; Norway is digitizing books written in Norwegian; Gary Shteyngart spices up 19th century British literature.
Dec 4, 2013 — Also: Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson; remembering the Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm; NPR launches a "Book Concierge."
Dec 3, 2013 — Also: Marina Warner considers sea monsters; Apple gripes about its court-appointed monitor; Ian Rankin on being paid to write.
Dec 2, 2013 — David Risher, who helped Amazon become an online retail behemoth, has set his sights on a new frontier: global literacy. Using e-readers and cellphone apps, Risher's nonprofit, Worldreader, brings books to students in literature-starved communities.
Dec 2, 2013 — Also: Amazon is testing delivery by drone; Soviet dissident poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya has died; the best books of the week.
Nov 30, 2013 — Will Grozier, the incredibly well-read London cabbie, joins host Scott Simon to help tick through shopping lists with book recommendations for all sorts of family members and friends.
Nov 30, 2013 — Small Business Saturday is this weekend, but for author Sherman Alexie, it's also Small Bookstore Saturday. He's encouraging authors across the country to visit their local independent bookstores and put in a shift behind the counter, selling their favorite titles.
Nov 29, 2013 — Do you have a neophyte nerd or a growing geek in your family? Writer and critic Jason Sheehan recommends some great science-ish fiction for kids of all ages, from The Little Prince to Logan's Run — books to spark a "love of the grand, the sideways and the strange."
Nov 28, 2013 — The end of National Novel Writing Month — or NaNoWriMo — is fast approaching, and more than 300,000 writers around the world are scrambling to meet their word-count goals. Doualy Xaykaothao talks to several "wrimos," as they're called, about what they've written, what inspires them, and how they did it.
Nov 27, 2013 — Also: the finalists for the Costa Awards are announced; authors will volunteer as booksellers on "Small Business Saturday;" Oren Teicher is named Publisher's Weekly "Person of the Year."