Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Translation of Dr. Apelles: A Love Story by David Treuer. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 15, 2010 — Don DeLillo and Bernhard Schlink grapple with morally compromised characters, while Malcolm Gladwell turns in a quirky yet revealing collection of essays and Scott Adams puts a fine point on the humiliations of cubicle life.
Apr 22, 2008 — Brothers David and Anton Treuer are members of the Ojibwe nation from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. Both professors, they work to preserve the Ojibwe language, one of the few Native American languages in active use.
Apr 8, 2008 — Sudan's government rarely allows journalists into the Darfur region to cover the brutal conflict, so many try to access Darfur from neighboring Chad. To do so, they use interpreters or fixers — one of whom has written a book about providing the service for Western reporters.
Jan 24, 2008 — During his most recent visit to Iraq, New Yorker writer George Packer focused on stories of Iraqis who have worked as translators, fixers and drivers for the U.S. government, military and media. He has now adapted his story, "Betrayed: The Iraqis Who Trusted America the Most," into a new play.
Nov 20, 2005 — A foreign correspondent in Iraq explores the life and death of his translator. Jacki Lyden talks with radio journalist Michael Goldfarb about his new book Ahmad's War, Ahmad's Peace: Surviving Under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq.