May 21, 2014 — Francine Prose's latest novel was inspired by a 1932 photo of two lesbians, one of whom was in the Gestapo. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it's an ingenious excursion into the Parisian demimonde.
Apr 22, 2014 — Francine Prose's new Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 concerns itself with the malleability of truth — but stumbles with characters who are flamboyantly quirky, rather than truly engaging.
Jul 25, 2011 — Twelve Breaths a Minute: End-of-Life Essays captures the experiences of family members, doctors, caregivers and others who have learned valuable lessons from witnessing life's final moments.
Apr 27, 2011 — Lula, an immigrant from Albania, works as a live-in nanny in suburban New Jersey in this novel by Francine Prose. When advised by her immigration lawyer to write a memoir of her childhood, she delves into the mythologies of her homeland, since the truth is comprised of bleak, grubby misery.
Sep 25, 2009 — Anne Frank's diary is read and quoted around the world, by youngsters, statesmen and scholars alike. But novelist Francine Prose says it's time the diary was appreciated as literature — not just a historical document.
Jul 1, 2009 — In the novel Touch, Francine Prose tells the story of the conflicting accounts that arise after a 14-year-old girl is groped by three male friends on a school bus.
Oct 7, 2008 — Nico, the 13-year-old narrator of Francine Prose's new novel, struggles to deal with the loss of her older sister. With her parents barely able to cope, Nico must navigate grief and growing up alone.
Sep 14, 2006 — If Hemingway, Mitchell, Faulkner, and Hurston could do it... why not you? Writer Francine Prose says sometimes it's just a matter of those first few words.
Apr 2, 2005 — Novelist Francine Prose talks about her humorous new novel A Changed Man, in which a neo-Nazi goes to work for a human rights organization run by a Holocaust survivor. None of the characters are free from Prose's comic barbs.
Jul 25, 2011 — NPR coverage of Twelve Breaths a Minute: End-of-Life Essays by Lee Gutkind, Karen Wolk Feinstein, and Francine Prose. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.