Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Timbuktu: A Novel by Paul Auster. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 19, 2009 — Atlantic contributing editor Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about growing up in West Baltimore during the post Civil Rights era in his memoir, The Beautiful Struggle.
Feb 18, 2009 — Atlantic contributing editor Ta-Nehisi Coates describes growing up with a father who was a member of the Black Panthers in his new memoir, The Beautiful Struggle.
Jun 9, 2008 — In The Beautiful Struggle Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about growing up in West Baltimore and escaping the temptations of the city's streets. His memoir explains two very different kinds of knowledge — the language of the corner and the political consciousness taught to him by his father.
May 28, 2008 — In a new memoir, author Ta-nehisi Coates recalls growing up in drug-ravaged West Baltimore in the 1980s. Titled The Beautiful Struggle, the book documents the life of his Black Nationalist father, who worked hard to keep his two boys from falling into the drug world that surrounded them.
Aug 23, 2007 — From the Antique Man's giant ball of string in Fells Point, to the crab cake lunch downtown, Laura Lippman loves Baltimore. Despite the city's crime and other problems, the crime novelist says its flaws are what make it an interesting place.
Mar 18, 2007 — A real-life mystery about two young sisters who disappeared more than 30 years ago has long haunted novelist Laura Lippman. The crime writer used the story for her latest book: What The Dead Know.
Dec 1, 2006 — Laura Lippman began writing novels while working fulltime as a journalist at The Baltimore Sun. She has written 11, including nine about former journalist Tess Monaghan, an "accidental private eye" with a knack for solving crime on Baltimore's streets.
Nov 6, 2006 — A book about a dog has been at or near the top of nonfiction best-seller lists for about a year now. Librarian Nancy Pearl suggests some other notable books featuring, but not necessarily written by, canines.
Oct 25, 2006 — The sad-sack central character of Robert Ward's latest novel is the anti-hero of a darkly comic story of love and crime, who falls in love with a woman who knows a loser when she sees one. He sets out to win her affections with a heist gone bad...