Nov 7, 2011 — When he retired from his job as a war correspondent, P.J. O'Rourke decided to take on a new kind of globe-trotting challenge: traveling for fun. In Holidays in Heck, he explains how touring the Galapagos Islands and horseback riding in Kyrgyzstan left him questioning the merits of recreational travel.
Dec 5, 2010 — Writing sex scenes is a tricky business. Do it really badly and you could be awarded the annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award, like this year's winner, novelist Rowan Somerville.
Jun 23, 2007 — In a modern twist to Jane Austen's classic novels, author Shannon Hale tells the coming-of-age story of a woman who grapples with her Jane Austen obsession at Pembrook Park, a British resort that caters to Austen-crazed women.
Nov 13, 2006 — Jeanne Birdsall didn't write professionally until the age of 41. She received the 2005 National Book Award for Young People's Literature for her debut novel, The Penderwicks.
Nov 19, 2005 — Host Debbie Elliott talks with author Jeanne Birdsall, the winner of this year's National Book Award for Young People's Literature, about her book, The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy.