May 23, 2012 — This week, there's fresh fiction from Pulitzer finalist Denis Johnson, novelist Tom Perrotta and newspaperman Pete Hamill; plus, travel editor Mark Adams explores Machu Picchu; Melissa Coleman reminisces about growing up off the grid; and Howard Means looks at the life of Johnny Appleseed.
May 10, 2011 — From two minutes past midnight to 9:16 p.m. the next day, newsman Sam Briscoe's world will be turned upside down. Pete Hamill tells a story of murder, mourning and the rush of a daily deadline in Tabloid City.
May 4, 2011 — The veteran journalist's new novel takes place in an old-school print newsroom, not unlike the one where he worked. Hamill, a longtime columnist, reflects on changes in the news industry, and explains how columnists of his day differed from today's media bloggers.
Nov 23, 2009 — Book reviewer Alan Cheuse selects the highlights of this holiday season: futuristic dystopias; things that go bump in the night; portraits from Norman Rockwell's America; gay New York; a celebration of our immigrant adventures; one writer's journey to manhood; and, of course, Long John Silver.
Nov 23, 2009 — 400 years of poems, essays and stories about coming to America, edited by Ilan Stavans.
Nov 5, 2009 — In his wide-ranging, expertly curated anthology Becoming Americans, Ilan Stavans collects four centuries of immigrants' stories.
Dec 16, 2008 — For the first time in my life and probably the last, I have lived for a week in a great city where everybody is happy. Moreover, since this city is Paris, everybody makes this euphoria manifest.
Jun 4, 2008 — When the candidate was assassinated 40 years ago, Hamill was there: He was Kennedy's friend and had helped persuade him to run for president. A journalist and author, Hamill covered the story for The Village Voice.
Mar 5, 2008 — The Library of America has published World War II Writings, a new collection of stories by A.J. Liebling. The volume, edited by Pete Hamill, includes three books, two dozen New Yorker pieces, maps and a chronology.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing by Ilan Stavans and Pete Hamill. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.