Jan 24, 2012 — In his debut novel, Broadway Baby, Alan Shapiro examines the fictional life of Miriam Bluestein, a woman whose dream of a life on stage slowly unravels her family. Shapiro says the story is presented as a struggle with emotional and physical intimacy.
Oct 3, 2011 — India has catapulted to the world stage. Yet for its meteoric economic rise, it remains beset by social problems. NPR editor Miranda Kennedy recommends three books that don't shy from what she sees as the most contentious Indian issue: the caste system.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The White Tiger: A Novel by Aravind Adiga. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 16, 2010 — The Daily Beast editor-in-chief joins NPR's Steve Inskeep for another chat about the best reading she's been doing lately — books and articles about an iconic Depression-era photo, campaign promises and a country that has a way of flying too close to the sun.
May 17, 2008 — In his debut novel, Aravind Adiga exposes India's social and economic divides through the eyes of an ambitious killer who works India's corrupt system to get to the top.