Savants (Savant syndrome)
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Sep 8, 2011 — Over the past few weeks, Talk of the Nation has been asking for the books you think should be required reading for all college freshmen. Here are 10 of your suggestions.
Jun 19, 2010 — Sunday is the day we remember our doting, caring dads — but this Father's Day, Tess Callahan wonders whether it's possible for a dad to overextend his love. She looks at three books where a father's protection means keeping some dangerous secrets.
Jan 15, 2007 — Author Daniel Tammet talks about his new book Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, and his amazing facility with numbers. Tammet has a rare form of autism that gives him astonishing mental powers.
Jun 8, 2006 — Mark Haddon skillfully imagines an autistic teenager's firsthand account of his own world, and the events that jar it. Listener Carmen in Indianapolis says, "This book [is] funny, sad and thought-provoking as the reader sees the world through the boy's unusual and unexpected point-of-view."
Jun 12, 2005 — The head of character animation at DreamWorks, Rex Grignon, tells us what he's reading. Grignon worked on Shrek, DreamWorks' first film Antz, and on the new comedy Madagascar. His book choices are usually not job-related.