Aug 10, 2013 — The Storied South is a new book by folklorist William Ferris, collecting 40 years worth of oral histories from Southern writers and artists. Ferris tells NPR's Celeste Headlee that the book was a way of getting everyone from Eudora Welty to Bobby Rush to a "common table of conversation."
Sep 22, 2011 — Set amid an imaginary world of harmony, beauty and intellectual thought, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's story Sultana's Dream only had one catch — no men. Author Tahmima Anam explains why it remains one of her favorite feminist pieces.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing by Ilan Stavans and Pete Hamill. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Nov 23, 2009 — Book reviewer Alan Cheuse selects the highlights of this holiday season: futuristic dystopias; things that go bump in the night; portraits from Norman Rockwell's America; gay New York; a celebration of our immigrant adventures; one writer's journey to manhood; and, of course, Long John Silver.
Nov 23, 2009 — 400 years of poems, essays and stories about coming to America, edited by Ilan Stavans.
Nov 5, 2009 — In his wide-ranging, expertly curated anthology Becoming Americans, Ilan Stavans collects four centuries of immigrants' stories.
Jan 28, 2009 — A new book series promises to highlight the best work of contemporary black authors. That's the hope of professor Gerald Early, co-editor of Best African American Fiction and Best African American Essays. He says it's the first of what will become an annual collection.
Oct 30, 2008 — In India, although there are almost three million people living with HIV/AIDS, the subject is still shrouded in denial and despair. Sonia Faleiro and Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, are two contributing authors to a new book, AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India. The authors discuss their reporting on India's AIDS epidemic, and its impact on all sectors of society.
Dec 6, 2007 — Caroline Kennedy's new Christmas anthology opens with her 1962 letter to Santa. In it, she wished for skates, dolls and a "pet reindeer" for herself and "some noisy thing" for her brother John. But a family tradition shunned toys for oranges and walnuts.
Dec 5, 2006 — David Nadelberg, author of the book, Mortified: Real Words. Real People. Real Pathetic and Neil Katcher, co-producer of the stage show Mortified, talk about first-hand tales of love and pain.