Sep 28, 2012 — Tea Obreht's Balkan adventure tale, The Tiger's Wife, is on the list for a 47th week.
Jul 20, 2012 — Tea Obreht's debut novel, The Tiger's Wife, is on the list for a 37th week.
Feb 29, 2012 — In March, we turn to swashbuckling adventure and head-scratching conundrums in The Mysterious Benedict Society. Trenton Lee Stewart tells the story of four genius kids on a secret mission to save the world. Don't be surprised when young readers grab pen and paper to work out the puzzles and riddles by hand.
Nov 29, 2011 — Critic Alan Cheuse likes his books thoughtfully plotted — and 2011 has made him a happy reader. A tiger haunts, a teen flees, ballplayers dream and vampires reign in beautifully conceived stories from new and distinguished authors.
Nov 17, 2011 — In a celebratory National Book Awards on Wall Street last night, Stephen Greenblatt took the nonfiction award for Swerve, while, in a surprise turn in fiction, Jesmyn Ward won for Salvage the Bones.
Nov 16, 2011 — On Tuesday evening in New York City, the finalists for the National Book Award gathered on the eve of the ceremony to share their work. Listen to the nominated authors read from five sober and splendid works of fiction.
Nov 9, 2011 — It's all about fiction this week with a stunning magical realist debut from the young Tea Obreht, a fantastical family fable from Walter Mosley, Matt Rees' conspiracy-laden historical drama about Mozart's sister, and a haunting novel of colonialism gone awry by Swedish author Henning Mankell.
Oct 14, 2011 — The National Book Award fiction nominations have caused a small controversy this year over their obscurity. Should the best book in America be one that you have never heard of?
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Cider House Rules: A Novel by John Irving. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.