Oct 8, 2012 — Novelists Daniel Woodrell, Christopher Moore and Chuck Palahniuk confront the darker sides of life with varying degrees of humor, while writer Susan Orlean looks at the life of dog star Rin Tin Tin, and Wade Davis reassesses George Mallory's historic climbs on Mount Everest.
Mar 28, 2012 — Author Christopher Moore's new novel Sacre Bleu begins and ends with a meditation on the color blue — and in between sends the great artists of Belle Epoque Paris on a quest to discover the truth about the death of Vincent Van Gogh.
Dec 19, 2011 — Say farewell to prissy princesses. Author Heather Havrilesky recommends three page turners with plucky female protagonists. These satisfying sisters will lift your spirits and open your eyes.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 20, 2011 — Sometimes you just can't face the world. What to do? Curl up with Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth, says author Kate Christensen. This fun, frequently unsavory romp is the perfect escape.
Nov 3, 2010 — Veteran short-story writer Alice Munro and novelist Elizabeth Kostova contemplate lovers and losers, while international human rights activist Greg Mortenson, comedian George Carlin, and musician and avant-garde icon Patti Smith reflect on their lives in new memoirs.
Jan 8, 2010 — The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova's follow-up to her 2005 novel The Historian, revolves around twin stories: a 19th century love affair between two artists, and a modern-day psychiatrist treating an artist arrested for stabbing a painting at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art.
Jul 15, 2009 — Assistant to a celebrity painter, whom she also sleeps with, Emma has stopped making her own art. Written by Jeff Koons' former assistant, The American Painter Emma Dial is a riveting inquiry into the creative impulse and a knowing portrait of the art world.
May 10, 2008 — Kate Christensen won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel, The Great Man, a story about three charismatic older women left behind when a larger-than-life artist dies. Christensen is only the fifth woman to receive the award.
Mar 20, 2008 — Sebastian Horsley has lived a life of decadence for over twenty years. He recently penned a memoir about his experiences called Dandy in the Underworld. Now he answers the question: What does it mean to be a modern dandy?