Books Austin Grossman Books by Austin Grossman Austin Grossman has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Austin Grossman Book Reviews 'Crooked' Nixon Knew: There Are Worse Things Than Nukes July 28, 2015 Austin Grossman's new novel is half Lovecraftian horror, half thoughtful character study of a President Nixon who's in charge of an alternate America built not on democracy, but on dark magic. Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company Author Interviews In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us July 26, 2015 In Crooked, novelist Austin Grossman excuses Richard Nixon's rocky political career in the weirdest ways possible — by reimagining the former president as a warrior against supernatural forces. In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us Listen · 5:44 5:44 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/425985721/426434651" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 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. iStockphoto.com Three Books... Rescue Your Reading With 3 Superhero Sagas July 12, 2011 Moviegoers' fascination with superheroes may be dying down, but author Mat Johnson knows that caped crusaders are alive and well in the medium that started it all. These three books will be kryptonite to your comic book woes. Rescue Your Reading With 3 Superhero Sagas Listen · 4:58 4:58 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137470405/138683645" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Books 2008: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Soon I Will Be Invincible' July 3, 2008 Writer and video game designer Austin Grossman toes the line between satire and homage with his genre novel about superheroes living in an ordinary universe.