Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Maus a Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Fiasco by Imre Kertesz and Tim Wilkinson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 7, 2011 — Imre Kertesz was awarded the Nobel Prize for his writing in 2002, when he was relatively unknown and few titles were available in English. The Hungarian writer's Fiasco has just been translated, telling the story of the absurdly oppressive measures of a Stalinist government.
Feb 16, 2011 — Translated from German, Johanna Adorjan's An Exclusive Love reconstructs the day of her grandparents' joint suicide. Adorjan wonders what led the two Holocaust survivors to take their own lives together after years of marriage.
Sep 25, 2009 — As millions of Jews across the world prepare for the holy day of Yom Kippur, host Michel Martin speaks with the authors of Bending Toward the Sun. The book is a family memoir, co-written by mother and daughter Rita Lurie and Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, about Rita's harrowing story of survival during the Holocaust, and how that experience reverberates across generations of the family. Lurie's 14-year-old daughter Mikaela also joins the conversation.
Jun 18, 2009 — In celebration of Father's Day, here are three enthralling books about a few different dads — not all of whom know best.
Nov 6, 2008 — First published in 1978, Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! revisits and restores the lost and mildly X-rated nascent years of a great American artist.
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.