The Big Smoke
Apr 11, 2014 — Boxing has long laid bare American tensions around race. Artists like Adrian Matejka, whose latest book of poetry is based on the life of Jack Johnson, take the conversation outside the ring.
Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Nov 20, 2013 — On Tuesday night, finalists for the National Book Awards read from their nominated works at The New School in New York City. The National Book Foundation will announce the winners Wednesday night.