Apr 8, 2014 — The late Peter Matthiessen's last novel follows a fractious group of attendees at an Auschwitz memorial conference as they bear witness to one of history's greatest atrocities.
Apr 6, 2014 — Matthiessen was a spy, a naturalist, a well-regarded activist and a three-time winner of the National Book Award — for both fiction and nonfiction. He died of acute myeloid leukemia.
Apr 5, 2014 — At 86, Matthiessen has written what he says "may be his last word." In Paradise, a novel about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp, caps a career spanning six decades and 33 books.
Sep 5, 2011 — Author Marc Kaufman recommends this tale of an explorer on the hunt for a rare animal — and something more. The Snow Leopard shows that while we can't always find what we're looking for, we still get what we need.
Nov 25, 2008 — A novel about a notorious Florida outlaw and a history of Thomas Jefferson's hidden slave family were among the winners at the 59th annual awards.
Dec 13, 2004 — Filmmaker Richard Gardner speaks with NPR's Alex Chadwick about his groundbreaking documentary Dead Birds. The film, now out on DVD, offers a stark look at a tribe of people in New Guinea.
Jul 22, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen and Pico Iyer. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.