Dec 14, 2011 — 2011 was a terrific year for fiction — both from first-time novelists and much-decorated veterans. Maureen Corrigan's recommendations range from Karen Russell's dazzling debut, to David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, to what may be the Sept. 11 novel.
Aug 11, 2011 — More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.
Aug 8, 2011 — NPR coverage of Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel by David Foster Wallace. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 5, 2011 — David Foster Wallace committed suicide in 2008, leaving behind one of the brightest literary legacies of his generation. His triumph, Infinite Jest, remains his best-known work, but now, a new unfinished novel, The Pale King, has emerged from notes and drafts. And it is worth the read.
Apr 2, 2011 — Writer David Foster Wallace's last and most ambitious work, The Pale King, will be published this month by Little, Brown. The book, his editor says, attempts a challenge no novelist has ever taken on: to write about the boring parts of life. But would the author want us to read it?
Oct 6, 2008 — Obama and McCain have both talked about the need to change the way the federal government works. What might smaller government mean for American citizens? Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center, and Paul Light, professor of public service at NYU, talk about how Americans think about government.