Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Feb 17, 2011 — A haunted hotel and an antebellum resort for Southern slave owners vacationing with their mistresses are the settings for this week's novels. In nonfiction, there are an investigation of Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site and the U.S. government's Financial Crisis Inquiry Report.
Jun 15, 2010 — When Michael Koryta was 8 years old, his father took him to visit the ruins of an American hotel that was once referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Eighteen years later, he's written So Cold the River, a supernatural thriller about the historic hotel and the mysterious waters that run beneath it.
Feb 23, 2009 — Indian author Vikas Swarup wrote the novel Q and A, the inspiration behind the film Slumdog Millionaire. The film won eight Oscars at the 81st Academy Awards, and the novel has been translated into more than 30 languages.
Sep 30, 2007 — Once hailed as one of the richest men alive, Chuck Feeney transferred his billions to a foundation, which is giving it all away. The reclusive founder of the world's largest duty-free retail chain flew under the radar for years. But at 76, he's stepping into the spotlight.