Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Oct 7, 2010 — All aboard, armchair travelers! In Book Lust to Go, our go-to librarian shares her favorite accounts of intrepid exploration and fiction from faraway lands.
Feb 28, 2010 — Set in the buildup to Indonesia's 1965 civil war, Tash Aw's Map of the Invisible World is the story of a 16-year-old boy on a quest to find his stepfather.
Mar 3, 2010 — Novelist Tash Aw takes us to Indonesia on the eve of violent civil war; a history of Austen appreciation, Jane's Fame, traces the author's rise from obscurity to ubiquity; Sam Lipsyte brings the funny to academia in his latest satire; and Enlightened Sexism aims a Buffy-style stake at the media's warped portrayals of "girl power."
Dec 5, 2009 — A few years before her death, Barack Obama's mother completed her doctoral dissertation. Nearly two decades later, S. Ann Dunham's fieldwork has been published — a fulfillment of her dream, courtesy of her daughter.
Oct 7, 2004 — As Americans view volcanic activity at Mount St. Helens with awe and unease, tourists are flocking to Indonesia and the site of one of history's most spectacular volcanic blasts. Hear NPR's Michael Sullivan.