Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Long Song by Andrea Levy. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 14, 2010 — Andrea Levy's The Long Song revisits slavery in Jamaica. Born to a slave mother and a white father, Levy's main character July serves and eventually befriends her mistress Caroline — a bond that is repeatedly threatened by a divided, slave-driven society.
Nov 24, 2009 — This week, Michael Crichton's last book, ever, sails the seas of pirate adventure. In story collections: Alice Munro's strong and subtly mysterious women; Ha Jin's immigrants caught between two worlds. And a space-program history finds surprising drama in the unmanned voyages.
May 11, 2006 — Even 25 years after Bob Marley's death, the reggae legend's music is unmistakable — and his influence remains strong. Marley experts and fans explore the evolution of a classic song, "One Love," and the lasting legacy of reggae's first international star.
Feb 4, 2005 — Between 1978 and 1980, photographer Bruce Talamon toured with reggae singer Bob Marley and shot some of the most popular images of the musician. He talks about his experiences touring with Marley with NPR's Alex Chadwick.