Dec 6, 2013 — This week — inspired by our brand new book app — we're sharing some of our hosts' and journalists' favorite books of the entire year. Audie Cornish, David Greene, Michel Martin and Deb Amos are just a few of the app's staff contributors.
Dec 4, 2013 — In the past five years, NPR has brought you 80-plus year-end book lists. This year, we've decided to change it up. Introducing NPR's Book Concierge: our guide to more than 200 of 2013's great reads.
Nov 4, 2013 — If you look around the internet, you'll see a bunch of people writing novels this month. And talking about it a lot.
Oct 29, 2013 — Allie Brosh is an artist whose drawings have covered sugar highs, silly pets, and childhood humiliations. But it's her writing about depression that has sparked the most discussion in recent months.
Oct 15, 2013 — When you see a valuable comic locked up in a safe, it's fair to wonder whether it's really intended for people other than ardent fans to enjoy, or even to know about. But a new documentary airing on PBS uses superheroes to tell a larger tale of American popular entertainment.
Oct 15, 2013 — With a new book out that purports to be a novel but actually isn't, James Franco seems to have mastered celebrity in an unexpected way. He has so many images at this point — stoner, student, artist, bro — that he seems to have no image at all.
Oct 8, 2013 — In the first of a series of posts about the process of publishing a first novel, Martha Woodroof talks to agents about how they fall in love with new authors and what it takes to get from the first romantic blush to a solid business relationship.
Oct 7, 2013 — Claims have recently emerged that there will be more stories published from famously reclusive author J.D. Salinger. While this was treated as something of a bombshell in book circles, Susan Stamberg remembers when Salinger's editor at The New Yorker gave her a hint — over 30 years ago.
Sep 18, 2013 — If we can't tell stories about the hardest things to live through, how do we tell stories about those who live through them?
Aug 7, 2013 — To be or not to be? The choice is yours in Ryan North's Choose Your Own Adventure rewrite of Hamlet. Shakespeare's classic play is humorously re-imagined, but offers a new look at its themes for the modern reader, including a new take on its female characters.