Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Handling Sin: A Novel by Michael Malone. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Tokyo Cancelled by Rana Dasgupta. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of X Out Of Wonderland: A Saga by David Allan Cates. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 15, 2011 — Few know more about the art of travel than acclaimed writers Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer, who have a combined six decades of experience chronicling their adventures around the world. Theroux and Iyer share their tips for being a traveler rather than a tourist.
Jun 8, 2011 — Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown highlights a novel and a pair of articles about travel to and from places we've recently come to identify with the "Arab spring" — getting in and getting out of countries where daily life can be a struggle.
Dec 10, 2009 — The end of another year means another giant stack of books you missed during the past 12 months. Nancy Pearl, our favorite librarian, stops by to share recommendations that should keep old, young and 'tween readers content.
Dec 10, 2009 — Vivian Swift's book of memories, in words and drawings, stems from 20 years of world travel but was composed after the author settled down in a small village on Long Island Sound. Her book, part diary and part graphic novel, is about her new life and her past travels.
Jan 7, 2009 — In Sea of Poppies, a British trading ship carrying an eclectic group of passengers sets sail on the eve of the First Opium War. The novel, the sixth from Amitav Ghosh, was shortlisted for the 2008 Booker Prize.
Nov 12, 2008 — Amitav Ghosh's sprawling historical novel is set on a former slave ship in 1838, and features a wildly diverse cast of characters and fluid, "beautifully made" sentences. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says Sea of Poppies is worth a passage.
Nov 9, 2008 — Amitav Ghosh's epic novel tells the stories of a disparate group of seafarers aboard a former slave ship that has been retrofitted for the opium trade and its human cargo.