Oct 25, 2013 — The Luminaries, by New Zealander Eleanor Catton, won the 2013 Man Booker Prize. It debuts at No. 9.
Oct 16, 2013 — This week, 28-year-old Eleanor Catton became the youngest person ever to win the Man Booker Prize, for her novel The Luminaries. Critic Ellah Allfrey says this year's finalists were some of the most compelling in years — and The Luminaries is "a masterwork of structural brilliance."
Oct 16, 2013 — Also: James Franco's new novel; Salvador Dali illustrates Don Quixote; the allure of unusable words.
Sep 25, 2011 — America's only unsolved airline hijacking happened the day before Thanksgiving in 1971. D.B. Cooper's demands — $200,000 and four parachutes — were met. He ordered the plane to take off again. When it landed in Reno, Nev., he was gone, along with the money and a parachute.
Aug 19, 2011 — Author Geoffrey Gray is hot on the case of D.B. Cooper, a debonair skyjacker who disappeared 40 years ago after jumping from a plane with a $200,000 ransom.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper by Geoffrey Gray. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 31, 2011 — The season of pleasure reading is upon us, and the publishing world has readied a handful of thrilling titles to be released just in time for the summer heat. After surveying the crop, here are our picks for fun reading in the sun.
Apr 23, 2011 — Edward Conlon is a crime writer and an NYPD detective. He puts those two perspectives together in an unusual new novel, Red on Red, that doesn't follow the standard pattern of most detective fiction.
Mar 10, 2009 — The popular children's book author turns his attention to a macabre event at the orchestra, complete with music and illustrations. Daniel Handler, acting as Mr. Snicket's mouthpiece, investigates the mystery, starting with the death of the composer.