Jul 24, 2011 — Like a good summer read, a trip to the Rocky Mountains provides an elevated get-away from the daily grind. Nicole Magistro, owner of The Bookworm in Edwards, Colo., names some of the more popular reads for Vail Valley vacationers this summer.
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.
Jan 26, 2011 — Julie Orringer's much-anticipated first novel is a love story set on the eve of World War II, while Anne Tyler's latest probes a man's personal awakening at age 60. Meanwhile, David Malouf re-imagines one of Homer's most famous encounters. In nonfiction, Dr. Louann Brizendine is back with a look at the male brain.
Dec 10, 2010 — It's that time of year again! Susan Stamberg chats with three independent booksellers about their favorite reads of the year, from an atlas of remote islands to a children's book about feminist heroes.
May 4, 2010 — Julie Orringer's The Invisible Bridge follows a Hungarian couple enjoying a Parisian romance when the Nazi rise to power forces them back to their homeland. Reviewer Michael Schaub says that Orringer, who wrote the short story collection How to Breathe Underwater, has written a first novel that is unexpected but breathtaking.
Oct 24, 2006 — In his book Failed Illusions, scholar Charles Gati offers a new assessment of the Hungarian anticommunist uprising of 1956, arguing that the failures were widespread, and the "gap between words and deeds was huge" in the U.S. response.