Dec 31, 2012 — This week brings mystery writer P.D. James' homage to Jane Austen, a comic novel from Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, a mountain climbing disaster story from Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan, and Mimi Alford's tale of her affair with President John F. Kennedy.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Portraits of a Marriage by Sandor Marai and George Szirtes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Feb 17, 2011 — Back in print after 70 years, Sandor Marai's gorgeous Hungarian novel about infidelity and shattered love still resonates with surprises.
Nov 27, 2006 — Voltaire is considered one of the greatest poets of the Enlightenment. But very little was known of his inspirations. Renee Montagne talks to author David Bodanis about his new book Passionate Minds, which reveals the story of the brilliant pioneering scientist Emilie du Chatelet, her work and her intellectual and romantic love affair with Voltaire.
Nov 18, 2004 — Lily Tuck's novel of 19th century Paraguay wins the National Book Award for fiction. Tuck, awarded the prize for her novel The News From Paraguay, was one of five New York women authors nominated for the fiction award. Kevin Boyle won the nonfiction prize for Arc of Justice and Jean Valentine's Door in the Mountain won in the poetry category. Hear NPR's Lynn Neary.
Oct 13, 2004 — The 20 finalists for the 2004 National Book Awards were announced today, and for the first time in the awards' 55-year history, all five of the fiction finalists are women. Greta Cunningham of Minnesota Public Radio reports.