Books by Anne Carson
NPR stories about Anne Carson
Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red, a novel in verse, was published more than a decade ago and has a loyal following. Reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says those fans are sure to be delighted with Carson's new follow-up novel, Red Doc>.
2012 was the year of the big collected volume when it came to poetry. It was intimidating, even for the most hardened poetry fans. But critic Craig Morgan Teicher says 2013 will be full of slim collections that are still smart, important and powerful.
This year's literary heroines aren't defined by their desire to love or be loved — or even to be especially lovable. Writer and critic Parul Sehgal celebrates five sublimely stubborn women, frequently at odds with themselves and always at odds with their times.
Poet and critic Meghan O'Rourke selects her favorite poetry collections of the year, celebrating the "acrobatic glee" of lyrical language.
This year, not all of the best books made it onto best-seller lists. NPR's Rachel Syme picks her favorite under-the-radar reads that are worth a second look.