Sep 20, 2012 — Thomas Frank analyzes the U.S. political divide, Siddhartha Deb looks into the heart of India, Emmanuel Carrere writes about the 2004 tsunami, and comic actress Mindy Kaling laughs at everything. In fiction, Britain's Alan Hollinghurst follows the evolution of English society.
Jan 26, 2012 — This week, an up-close look at the lives of Manhattan chef Gabrielle Hamilton, rapper Ice-T, novelist J.D. Salinger, best-selling author Stieg Larsson and his partner Eva Gabrielsson, and the great philosophers.
Sep 28, 2011 — With grace and compassion, French writer Emmanuel Carrere tells somber stories of loss. Lives Other Than My Own demonstrates that narrative is not just a vessel for what is considered off-limits in life. It can be a vessel for knowledge one never wished to possess.
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.
Aug 5, 2011 — NPR coverage of A Very Long Engagement by Sebastien Japrisot and Linda Coverdale. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Leaving Tangier: A Novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun and Linda Coverdale. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.