Nov 16, 2011 — A literary agent once told Jaimy Gordon she was a "small-press" author at heart. But in 2010, she won the National Book Award for fiction for her book, 'Lord Of Misrule.' Gordon talks about what the award has meant for her career.
Mar 3, 2011 — National Book Award Winner Jaimy Gordon visits the racetrack, while baseball legend Willie Mays returns in a new authorized biography. Julian Assange gets a close-up from a former colleague, Mitt Romney lays out his vision for U.S. economic and foreign policy, and Gretchen Rubin gets happy.
Nov 18, 2010 — Gordon's Lord of Misrule and Smith's Just Kids were the big winners at the National Book Awards in New York. We were there to capture the laughter, the tears and the free caviar.
Nov 17, 2010 — On Tuesday evening in New York City, the finalists for the National Book Award gathered on the eve of the ceremony to read from their work. NPR was there to capture the celebration.
Dec 13, 2004 — African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield won the Kentucky Derby twice by the time he was 23 years old. He was known as "Wink" in the horse-racing circuit and led an incredible life in the early 1900s. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to Ed Hotaling, author of a biography of the rider, and John Lee, director of broadcasting for the New York Racing Association (NYRA).