Jun 14, 2013 — The new Stephen King whodunit, Joyland, debuts at No. 1.
May 28, 2013 — "The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. The book, set in a North Carolina amusement park in 1973, is part horror novel and part supernatural thriller. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.
May 24, 2012 — The Bigtree children work to protect their family theme park in Swamplandia! It sits at No. 11.
Dec 14, 2011 — 2011 was a terrific year for fiction — both from first-time novelists and much-decorated veterans. Maureen Corrigan's recommendations range from Karen Russell's dazzling debut, to David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, to what may be the Sept. 11 novel.
Dec 8, 2011 — Competition threatens a family's theme park in Swamplandia!, on the list for the eighth week.
Aug 5, 2011 — A girl travels from her family's theme park to the underworld in Swamplandia! It debuts at No. 15.
Jul 27, 2011 — Dennis Lehane returns to a torn character he invented a decade ago, Ruth Rendell visits London's Portobello Road, Karen Russell sets her debut in the Florida swamps, and Anne Fortier explores Romeo and Juliet in a modern love story. Meanwhile, Rosanne Cash reflects on her life and famous family.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Swamplandia! by Karen Russell. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Feb 9, 2011 — Author Karen Russell talks to All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block about her eclectic literary tastes, life in the Everglades and other influences for her debut novel, Swamplandia! — about a gator-wrestling, theme-park-owning family
Feb 2, 2011 — In her debut novel, Swamplandia!, Karen Russell tells a fantastical story of a gator-theme-park-owning family trying to make ends meet in the lush (and dangerous) Florida swamplands.