Sep 13, 2013 — Margaret Atwood's new MaddAddam completes the post-apocalyptic science fiction trilogy she began with 2003's Oryx and Crake. Reviewer Annalee Newitz says MaddAddam is a "snarky but soulful peek at what happens to the world after a mad scientist decimates humanity with a designer disease."
Aug 15, 2011 — Summer is ending. The heat waves are starting to break, and we're trying to soak up as much relaxation as possible after a scorching season. Pour yourself a drink and sink back into your favorite chair with three nostalgic tales as recommended by author Dean Bakopoulos.
Aug 11, 2011 — More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.
Jan 1, 2010 — The novelist Margaret Atwood wrote the anti-religious parable The Handmaid's Tale. Religious scholar Karen Armstrong's latest book is The Case for God. While they may seem at odds, Rick Kleffel investigates the areas in which their views overlap.
Dec 3, 2009 — Correspondent Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Daniel Goldin and Lucia Silva. Their selections include comics about philosophy, novels about building families, and a box set that dives into the process of writing.
Dec 3, 2009 — This collection of interviews with authors, originally published in the famous literary journal, includes conversations with Truman Capote, Joan Didion, James Baldwin, Alice Munro, and many more.
Sep 10, 2009 — In The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood imagines a country ruined by biological disaster and run by a corporate elite. Reviewer Jane Ciabattari calls the novel "both a warning and a gift."
Jan 29, 2009 — Interviews from the influential journal tease out the triumphs and struggles of literary giants, including Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison and Joyce Carol Oates.
Dec 16, 2008 — In Payback, a timely collection of essays, novelist Margaret Atwood examines the ancient and central role that debt has played in our culture, literature and societies.
Dec 2, 2005 — "You'll get lost" in this novel, writes NPR listener Elise, who calls it "a great read on a cold night in front of the fire."