Dec 11, 2013 — Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that 9 of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery and more.
Aug 31, 2012 — Jussi Adler-Olsen's The Keeper of Lost Causes, a mystery featuring Carl Morck, debuts at No. 12.
Sep 2, 2011 — Detective Morck investigates cold cases in The Keeper of Lost Causes. It debuts at No. 9.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Stories of Hans Christian Andersen: A New Translation from the Danish by Hans Christian Andersen, Diana Frank, Jeffrey Frank, Diana Frank, Vilhelm Pedersen, and Lorenz Froelich. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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.
Nov 17, 2010 — Children have the gift of magical thinking — and writer Signe Pike thinks adults should, too. She recommends three enchanting tales — of fairies, goblins and folklore — that will fill grown-up children with a sense of wonder once again.
Apr 2, 2005 — Denmark holds a weeklong festival in honor of fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen, who was born 200 years ago on April 2. Scott Simon talks with Diana Crone Frank and Jeffrey Frank, translators of the author's work.