Books by Peter Matthiessen
NPR stories about Peter Matthiessen
Author Marc Kaufman recommends this tale of an explorer on the hunt for a rare animal — and something more. The Snow Leopard shows that while we can't always find what we're looking for, we still get what we need.
A novel about a notorious Florida outlaw and a history of Thomas Jefferson's hidden slave family were among the winners at the 59th annual awards.
Filmmaker Richard Gardner speaks with NPR's Alex Chadwick about his groundbreaking documentary Dead Birds. The film, now out on DVD, offers a stark look at a tribe of people in New Guinea.