May 30, 2014 — Edward St. Aubyn is no stranger to losing out on awards. In 2006 his novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker. But in 2011 he didn't even make the longlist. Now he's getting his revenge.
May 20, 2014 — The writer is best known for his semi-autobiographical novels about an Englishman from a posh but monstrous family. St. Aubyn's new book marks a departure.
Jun 16, 2013 — The fictional tale about war correspondents will make you laugh till the person next to you on the subway thinks you have problems. It is also, according to writer Alexander Nazaryan, an all-too-real parody of the glory days of print journalism.
Oct 23, 2012 — Howard Jacobson's new novel, Zoo Time, is the comic tale of a frustrated writer, tormented by the women in his life and struggling to finish his novel in a disintegrating publishing industry. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says the book, sadly, is nowhere near as funny as it's trying to be.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Exit Ghost by Philip Roth. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Nov 3, 2010 — When Raymond Khoury reads humor, he wants it to be about something. He recommends three seriously funny reads — about the war in Iraq, the decay of fiction and the questions of science — that address 21st century troubles with razor-sharp wit.
Sep 16, 2009 — Comedy writer Steve Hely details the journey of a young writer's effort to create the greatest best seller of all time in his new novel How I Became a Famous Novelist.
May 14, 2009 — When New Zealand writer Janet Frame died, she left behind works that were too personal to publish in her lifetime. In Towards Another Summer, Frame writes with such exquisite sensitivity that even this slim story about a weekend holiday is shattering.