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How An Author And Illustrator Adapted Nina Simone's Complicated Life Story For Kids NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with author Traci Todd and illustrator Christian Robinson about their new children's book 'NINA: A Story of Nina Simone,' and adapting a complicated figure's story for kids.
NPR.org | 4 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Karl Ove Knausgaard On Exploring A 'World Out Of Joint' In His New Book NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard about his new book, The Morning Star, his first novel since publishing his six-volume autobiographical series.
NPR.org | 5 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
With 'Cloud Cuckoo Land,' Anthony Doerr Dazzles And Disturbs Doerr's follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All The Light We Cannot See follows five young people, each living in dangerous times across the span of eight centuries.
NPR.org | 8 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How to Be an Antiracist author Ibram X Kendi awarded MacArthur genius grant Writers Daniel Alarcn and Reginald Dwayne Betts have also been named on the list of 25 new fellows to receive $625,000 from the foundationThe bestselling historian Ibram X Kendi has been awarded a $625,000 (460,000) MacArthur genius grant for his work on
The Guardian | 10 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
October Book-Ahead: What We're Excited To Read Next Month October has plans to bring us some new works from established authors and some attention-grabbing books from new ones. Here are some of the books we're excited about coming next month.
NPR.org | 11 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Oprah's book club latest pick: Richard Powers' novel 'Bewilderment' Oprah Winfrey's book club has been connecting readers for 25 years. We have gathered all of her official book club selections in one handy place.
USA Today | 12 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Anita Hill Started A Conversation About Sexual Harassment. She's Not Done Yet Hill doesn't regret testifying against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing: "There is victory in being able to come forward and state what has happened to you."
NPR.org | 12 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Anthony Doerr's New Novel Spans Centuries, Yet Fits Together Like Clockwork Cloud Cuckoo Land follows four people in very different times and places, all connected by an imaginary manuscript also called "Cloud Cuckoo Land" by a real author, the philosopher Diogenes.
NPR.org | 15 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
The Sun Is Open by Gail McConnell; Cheryls Destinies by Stephen Sexton review Keen wit and literary grit infuse the work of two Belfast writers who both show how poetry can transcend the everydayThis is the month to salute two Belfast poets: the first revisits something that has already happened; the second explores, more often, wh
The Guardian | 18 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa review the bloated body politic The Washington Post journalists pick apart the transfer of power from Trump to Biden in an F-bomb-peppered account of the corporeal and divine in US governmentExcept for Donald Trump, who believes only in himself, American politicians are inveterate God-b
The Guardian | 20 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend