Oct 15, 2012 — Reuters editor Chrystia Freeland traveled the world, interviewing multimillionaires and billionaires for her new book, Plutocrats. She says there's a startling disconnect between those at the very top and the rest of us — one that has the power to transform society in unfortunate ways.
Jul 30, 2012 — Growing up near Atlanta, Karin Slaughter learned that tragic crimes can happen to anyone — even children. She says she sets her crime fiction in Atlanta as a way to honor the city's people and turning points, from the election of its first black mayor to the 1996 Olympics.
Nov 7, 2011 — Crime might not pay, but it does deliver in the world of fiction. Author Tony D'Souza recommends three of his favorite books about illicit activities. They'll have you contemplating a life of misdeeds and malfeasance.
Nov 16, 2011 — "The rich are not only getting richer — they are becoming more dangerous." That's according to Wall Street Journal writer Robert Frank, whose new book, The High-Beta Rich, shows how the spending of the top 1 percent has become "the most unstable force in the economy."
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Mission To America by Walter Kirn. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Our Kind by Kate Walbert. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Privileges by Jonathan Dee. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of America America: A Novel by Ethan Canin. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Sep 29, 2010 — In fiction, Dominick Dunne's posthumous novel skewers the Manhattan elite he covered for Vanity Fair, while Wicked author Gregory Maguire reimagines "The Little Match Girl." In nonfiction, Ron Paul argues we should End the Fed, while a historian shows how Homer's view of war still rings true.
Jun 18, 2010 — The actor and director shares memories and discusses the work of his late father, journalist and novelist Dominick Dunne, who became famous for covering the lives and trials of celebrities. He died in August 2009 at age 83.