Publishers and publishing
Jun 11, 2014 — Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, say that the road to building the brand had many twists and turns.
Aug 17, 2013 — Late lunches and literary rock stars: Such were the early days of publishing house Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Elissa Schappell says Boris Kachka's Hothouse (an expose of this cherished publisher) is a star-studded tell-all about the "good old, bad old days."
Aug 15, 2013 — The prestigious publishing company Farrar, Straus and Giroux helped define the intellectual life of post-World War II America. Boris Kachka's book explores the company's history, from its founding in 1946 to its sale to a German conglomerate in 1994 and beyond.
Jan 7, 2013 — 2012 was the year of the big collected volume when it came to poetry. It was intimidating, even for the most hardened poetry fans. But critic Craig Morgan Teicher says 2013 will be full of slim collections that are still smart, important and powerful.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 31, 2010 — Adam Langer's enigmatic new novel, The Thieves Of Manhattan, twists and turns like a Mobius strip. The author speaks with Liane Hansen about his myriad influences, his love of puzzles, and how his novel simultaneously skews and celebrates the industry of literature.
May 3, 2010 — The Publisher, Alan Brinkley's biography of Henry Luce, digs into Luce's professional successes — among them, Time and Life magazines — the sway his politics held over his journalism empire, and his eccentric personal habits.
Jun 19, 2009 — Originally published in 1988, Muriel Spark's novel leads the reader satirically through literary London society, with a lovably droll narrator as guide.
Jul 27, 2005 — Rona Jaffe's hit 1958 book The Best of Everything is being reissued, along with a DVD of the 1959 movie. Renee Montagne speaks with Jaffe about the smashing success of her first novel.
Apr 9, 2005 — Jennie Erdal was the ghostwriter bheind several best-selling novels published under the name of her boss, a well-known British publisher and businessman. She explores the complex nature of creativity and anonymity in a new book: Ghosting: A Double Life.