Jun 10, 2013 — NPR's Barrie Hardymon has been scanning the catalogs all year, searching for the summer's best books. Her five favorites range from young-adult fiction to a memoir about cheese.
Apr 16, 2010 — Paul Harding's publisher, the tiny Bellevue Literary Press, published only a few thousand copies of his first novel, Tinkers. Expectations were low. Then it won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Dec 18, 2009 — Granta editor John Freeman picks the year's top five debuts by fiction writers. The list includes three collections of short stories and two novels. Freeman says the era of the splashy debut might be gone, but these authors demonstrate, despite their short publishing histories, that first-time writers can still make a big impression.
Dec 18, 2009 — A dying man remembers his hardscrabble New England childhood in the debut novel from Paul Harding.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Tinkers by Paul Harding. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.