Apr 13, 2011 — In She Walks In Beauty, Caroline Kennedy collects poems that have inspired her at various milestones, as a daughter, a woman and a wife. Elizabeth Alexander's work appears several times in the collection. She joins the conversation to talk about the relationship between the poet and the reader.
Mar 21, 2011 — If you panic every time you're asked to "say a few words," former White House speechwriter Mary Kate Cary is here to help. For nervous public speakers, she recommends three books to load onto your e-readers — full of sound advice and quotable anecdotes — so you'll never be tongue-tied again.
Dec 7, 2007 — Novelist Geraldine Brooks, poet Robert Hass, Western essayist William Kittredge: from critic Alan Cheuse, an array of books to keep winter's chill and the ever-earlier dark at bay — at least in the circle of light by the reader's chair.
Dec 7, 2007 — Excerpt: 'Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005'
Nov 20, 2007 — Tree of Smoke, Denis Johnson's Vietnam epic, and Legacy of Ashes, Tim Weiner's critical history of the CIA, were among the winners at the 58th annual National Book Awards, held earlier this month in New York.
Apr 10, 2006 — Caroline Kennedy has compiled a new collection of poems for youngsters. The Book My Favorite Poetry for Children includes many of the poems Kennedy's parents read to her.
Dec 16, 2005 — The new collection of nearly 100 poems does what its title says — a CD included with the book features many of the 73 authors reading their work.
May 12, 2005 — Jon Scieszka, a children's author and former teacher, wants boys to read more. His new book Guys Write for Guys Read is a collection of stories, comics and advice on boyhood by best-selling authors and illustrators.
Dec 4, 2004 — A new anthology of fiction was published on World AIDS Day in response to the global epidemic. Conceived and edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer, Telling Talesfeatures stories from 21 distinguished authors. All profits will go to medical and advocacy programs on AIDS. NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with Gordimer.