Books: Book Reviews, Book News, and Author Interviews NPR's brings you news about books and authors along with our picks for great reads. Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more.

Noomi Rapace stars as heroine Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Nordisk Film/The Kobal Collection hide caption

toggle caption
Nordisk Film/The Kobal Collection

'Publicly Shamed:' Who Needs The Pillory When We've Got Twitter?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/396413638/396505368" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Actor Mark Rylance, seen here as Thomas Cromwell in Masterpiece's Wolf Hall, views Cromwell as a survivor who knows how to manipulate power to his advantage. "He has the mind of a chess player," Rylance says. Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for Masterpiece/BBC hide caption

toggle caption
Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for Masterpiece/BBC

'Wolf Hall' On Stage And TV Means More Makeovers For Henry VIII's 'Pit Bull'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/396399191/396505350" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/396372412/396397536" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/396365659/396397492" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/395127791/396200982" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Understanding The Dark Side Of Enlightenment On 'Diamond Mountain'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/395849232/396128446" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/395304257/396040930" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

White roses adorn the statue of Richard III outside Leicester Cathedral before the reinterment ceremony of King Richard III. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
WPA Pool/Getty Images

At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/395837527/395966170" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript